A loan of $800 helped to buy an electric machine to make plantain chips.

Isidro Perfecto's story

Isidro V. is 57 years old. He has two children, both married. His main business is the sale of fried plantain chips, which he started two years ago. Currently he has five people who help him make the chips and his work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.

With his loan he would like to buy an electric machine to make the plantain chips, with the goal of increasing his sales. To do this, he has thought of renting a store space on a main street in his neighborhood. His dream is to sell more than five thousands bags of chips each month. He currently employs two people who help him with sales. With the earnings from the sale of his chips, he plans to pour part of the cement floor for his house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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