A loan of $1,500 helps buy materials to improve the infrastructure of the store where he sells cocktails and pupusas.


Carlos Ernesto's story

Carlos is 45 years old. He stayed in school until 4th grade. He is in a relationship and his partner helps him with his business selling cocktails and pupusas.

Carlos has 12 years of experience with his business selling cocktails and pupusas. He was employed in a restaurant and saw that it was profitable, so he started his own business. He sells from the store and also does home deliveries.

He will use the loan to buy materials to improve the infrastructure of the store where he sells cocktails and pupusas.

Carlos plans to save a lot and give his daughter an education until she graduates as a doctor.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Swett


This loan is special because:

It gives opportunity to families living in high risk areas of El Salvador.

Karen Woodin, Kiva staff

Karen Woodin
Kiva staff



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