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Total loan: $700

Gilmar Reinaldo

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Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel Department, El Salvador / Retail

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A loan helped purchase corn, beans, oil, eggs, drinks, and more to sell in his store.

Gilmar Reinaldo's story

Gilmar, 51, has a fifth grade education because he was unable to continue attending school due to his family's financial situation. He is single, does not have children, and lives with his mother in a house that he owns.

For more than 20 years Gilmar has owned a store in the communities central park where he sells basic products, pupusas, beverages, and other traditional foods. He works from 6am to 6pm.

He has received two loans in the past that he used to invest in his business, and he repaid them on time. He is seeking a new loan to purchase corn, beans, oil, eggs, beverages, and more to sell in his store.

Gilmar hopes to strengthen his business so that he can generate greater earnings and provide his mother with a better quality of life.