Total loan: $500
Ciudad El Triunfo, Usulután Department, El Salvador / Retail
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A loan helped to purchase basic grains, kitchen and toiletry products, and beverages for his store.
Carlos Alfredo's story
Carlos is 48 years old. He is married and has five children who are 23, 22, 19, 14 and 13 years old. Only two of them are still in school. Carlos himself only went to school through first grade. His wife is a homemaker, and their household is composed of himself, his wife, three of their children, a daughter-in-law, and a niece. Carlos has been a farmer for the past twelve years. He learned this business from his father, who brought Carlos out into the field to work and to learn the trade ever since he was a little boy. He has also been in the cattle business for two years, and their family has seven years of experience running a small store. The loan will be used to purchase basic grains, sodas and other beverages; as well as kitchen products and toiletries. These will stock the merchandise in the store, so that Carlos can maintain the stability of the store. There is a nearby mill, and when people go to the mill, the majority of them stop by the store to purchase items. Carlos' dream is that his children will be able to complete their studies - three of them have high school degrees, but he hopes that they will manage to finish university.