A loan of $950 helped buy cell phones.

Marcelino's story

Marcelino sells American clothing in a nighttime market in La Paz. He has a fixed location in the market. This market is known as the “Chinese Neighborhood” because second-hand goods are sold there and it is a place where you can buy anything.

Although clothing sales are the biggest part of his business, Marcelino also occasionally sells used cell phones. He would like to have some capital solely to invest in cell phones and take advantage of his sales location to start this parallel business. Marcelino is of “robust constitution,” which helps him avoid problems in this dangerous market.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer jeff hersk

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