A loan of $1,000 helped to buy beans, lard, soft drinks, rice, sugar, soap, eggs and other groceries to re-sell.

Elvis Manfredo's story

Elvis is 35 years old and has three children. He lives with his wife and the children in the municipality of Choloma, Cortes. Elvis worked in an assembly plant and finding himself unemployed he decided to start his own business by himself and manage it with his wife. He sells basic food basket items like basic grains, lard, eggs, cereals, condiments, groceries, etc. He also goes out in the streets and sells eggs to make more revenue. He has stocked his store little by little, reinvesting his profits and investing his loans.

Elvis has decided to request a third loan of 20,000 HNL to stock more perishable goods like lard, eggs, sugar, rice, soft drinks, soap, beans and other groceries. Which will help him increase his sales and his profits. All his efforts are made to maintain a source of income for his family and increase the size of his business so that he can have his own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.

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