A loan of $1,125 helped bUYING DRINKS, RICE, SUGAR, MEAT, TEA, AND BULK PRODUCTS TO SELL.


Juan Ramón's story

Juan Ramon is a merchant, 60 years old, and has been married to Amada for 35 years. They have 12 children, of whom 7 are female and 5 male. Almost all are married or living with partners now. Just 3 children still live with them; the youngest is 13 and still in school. They have lived in their own home in the city of Villa Elisa for 13 years.

The couple emigrated from the city of Caazapa where they had performed agricultural work, while raising livestock and chickens. This was done with all their family. Upon arrival in the city, they purchased property in San Antonio district, and rehabilitated a store where they could sell all types of merchandise and products in bulk.

Juan Ramon enjoys commerce because it permits him to be in contact with the people of his barrio and also, to know clients in the areas that supply the merchandise. He says that he includes his children in the business because it is the best way to make them independent and to continue growing. As a result, many of them now have stores of their own.

The loan he is taking out will be a great help, allowing him to acquire merchandise in larger quantities at lower prices, including rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil, and other items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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