A loan helped to buy oil, cleaning products and personal hygiene products, corn, coffee, and bread, etc. to sell in his store.


José Elías's story

José studied up to sixth grade at school, he is married and his partner spends her time carrying out household chores. He has 4 young children, of whom two attend school.

José has had a shop for 6 years, in which he sells basic products. It serves customers from 6:00 in the morning to 8:00 at night and his partner helps him. The use of the loan is to buy oil, cleaning products and personal hygiene products, corn, coffee, and bread, etc. to sell in the store.

He dreams of having a better business, with increased profits so that he can improve the quality of life of his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jake Doyle.


This loan is special because:

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



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