A loan of $600 helped to buy a treadmill.


Jose Luis's story

José Luís is a gym instructor. He is a youth of 25 years who is characterized as being responsible, and who is always on the lookout for opportunities to get ahead. He supports his family with his daily efforts. José Luís is an enterprising youth who opened a gymnasium in the city of Urubamba called "Luis Gym," that has 32 machines. He tells us that at the start his friends helped him attend to the customers, but currently his friends work for him. He has had this business for 4 years, and it has gone very well thanks to the effort that he puts into his work. José Luís belongs to the communal bank "Tercer Milenio," that works with the Asociación Arariwa. He has belonged to this communal bank for 4 years. His first loan was for 100 dollars that he invested in his business. Currently, he needs a loan to buy a treadmill that costs about 2,000 Peruvian soles. Very soon he is going to open a gym in the city of Calca. His wish is to open a chain of gyms in the Sacred Valley. He is grateful for the opportunity provided through these means, and he pledges to make his payments according to the established schedule.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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