A loan of $400 helped to buy bananas, cassava and citrus fruit.

Anderson's story

27-year-old Anderson is married and has three young children. They live together in their own home. Anderson's source of income is buying and selling regional products such as bananas, cassava, lemons, oranges, other fruit, dried fish, corn, rice, beans and everything he believes he can sell. He gets up very early in the morning and heads to the city's main port in search of the best products to buy. He has been in this line of work for one year and he is doing very well. In the evenings, Anderson works on some infrastructure building work as a heavy machinery operator. During the time he has spent in his work, he has learned many things. The experiences he has had have taught him to be more careful with some products and to invest more in others which have a higher demand at certain times of year. He hopes to continue working hard as his biggest goal is to provide his little ones with a good-quality education. He would also like to set up a grocery store where he can sell his products to his customers in a more relaxed fashion.

On this occasion, Anderson is requesting a loan for 1,000 soles. He is grateful to everybody who makes it possible for him to access this loan as it will make him feel more secure in making progress in his work. He will use the sum of money he has requested to periodically buy bananas, cassava and citrus fruit so that he can continue working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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