A loan of $500 helped to buy stock items for his store.

José Demetrio's story

José Demetrio A., 39, lives in Jocoaitique, which is in Morazán department. He lives with his wife, who is a great help to him in his business, and their three children, who are 11, 7 and 2 years of age. José has had his own business for two years now, which is a small grocery store in his home. He sell basic needs items like: disinfectant, detergent, etc. as well as food items. José is requesting funding because he wants to stock his store; he needs to buy several kinds of cheese, as well as cream, rice, beans and corn, since these are the most requested items because they form an important part of the usual diet of folks in his area. José hopes to make higher profits. It's noteworthy that the store is located near Jocoaitique's central park. This, added to a varied stock to offer his customers, should be of great benefit for him because this will bring about an increase in the number of his customers.

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