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Total loan: $600

Jesus Antonio

Ibague, , Colombia / Food

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A loan helped to stock up on the implements used for the production and sale of mazamorra [traditional maize soup] and to purchase a trailer to facilitate transporting it.

Jesus Antonio's story

Family ties and the desire to succeed were the main incentives for 51-year-old Jesus, who with his business of selling food, has managed to resolve financial shortages and bring home the daily bread. His biggest dream is to buy a home, and he works tirelessly to do this. Jesus has always been known as an honest and brave person who is seeking the best for his loved ones and to make his business grow.

This client is requesting a loan to stock up on the implements used for making and selling mazamorra [traditional maize soup]. In addition to that, he is going to purchase a trailer to facilitate transporting the mazamorra. He already included the cost of adapting the trailer to his motorcycle in order to optimize his sales. The need for a loan comes from his lack of investment capital, which causes him to lose competiveness, sales, and customers. He wants to move forward and demonstrate that his business can become the most important one in the area.