Total loan: $2,000


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Zapallal, Darién Province, Panama / Services

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A loan helped finish building a carwash.

Julio's story

Meet Mr. Julio!

Mr. Julio lives in the rural community of Zapallal in East Panama. He is known for being full of energy, kind, service-oriented, and always being very supportive of projects that contribute to the empowerment of his community. In fact, Mr. Julio is the only male member of the local community-owned bank that empowers women in Zapallal.

Mr. Julio is dedicated to the cultivation of soy, rice, and cocoyam. However, over a year ago, as a good entrepreneur, Julio identified a market opportunity to provide carwash services in his community, since it is located by the Pan-American highway and has a high traffic of trucks and other vehicles that need a carwash. Normally cars are washed in Panama city but Mr. Julio wants to offer these services in rural Zapallal which is convenient for the travellers and also it would generate jobs and opportunities in his rural town.

He lives with his daughter, who is his inspiration to overcome all difficulties in life. With the revenue of this business, he is aiming to save for his daughter's education.