A loan of $1,175 helped buy and sell plantains for wholesale market.

Luis Manuel's story

Luís Manuel is 55 and an active worker, having built his home and supported his family with care. At a young age he became a naval engineer, thanks to his father who supported his studies. For some years he made a good living in that field but left in order to spend more time with his family on land. His severance pay allowed him to buy a truck, which he uses to make a living in transportation.
With this loan, Luís Manuel wants to buy and sell plantains on the wholesale market to increase his income. In the future he wishes to buy another truck to better serve local demand for transport, and assure a comfortable living for old age when he can no longer work full time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta

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