A loan of $400 helped to buy stock inventory.

Jose Vicente's story

José Vicente has been a tailor for the last 20 years. He also has a mini-bookstore which helps him break even because often work as a tailor falls off and some months he has little tailoring work to do. He began work as a tailor after taking a course. He hung a small sign in a window in his house offering quick tailoring and began to gather customers. He started selling books the same way and has been growing more. This financing will be used to buy books, mechanical pencils, bags, colored pencils at wholesale to stock his bookstore now and not have to buy product in January when prices go up and his profits are, therefore, lower. His plan is to be able to make improvements to his house like: replaster walls, tile the floor (it's currently dirt) for a better appearance and hygiene. He is happy with this investment that will make possible his business' growth.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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