A loan helped to invest in the purchase of a variety of foods.


Jose Gregorio's story

Jose is 40 years old and is in a common-law marriage. He has a one-year-old child. His wife is a businesswoman. They live in Manta, a place that is known for its beautiful beaches and, in particular, for offering delicious foods.

Jose is a very hardworking man who strives daily to earn his own economic resources so that, along with his wife, he is able to pay for the household expenses. For this reason, he makes a living selling foods like rice, coffee, sugar, oil, and other products that satisfy the needs of his customers. He sells on credit door-to-door and charges weekly. He has been doing this work for eight years, and it has allowed him to improve his quality of life.

He will invest this loan in the purchase of a variety of foods that his customers request. His dream is to expand his business and increase his sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Kruch.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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