A loan of $600 helped buy shoes and fruit to sell.

Oscar Armando's story

Oscar Armando B., age 53, has a business selling fruit. He also sells shoes for men, women, and children. Both businesses are located in his house, which is in the Ilopango municipality, San Salvador department. He lives there with his wife, who helps him with the business, and their two and a half year old son.

Oscar has a very stable business with lots of customers who buy his fruit. He also has customers who buy shoes very frequently. Among his customers are his friends and neighbors. He has had this business for four years. In that time he has been gaining much experience.

He is requesting a loan to be able to a get a greater quantity of fruit. That is what he sells the most of everyday. He will also buy different sizes and styles of shoes wholesale. That way he will be able to get a greater quantity of customers.

Oscar is a man who is always thinking of different strategies to improve his business. That way he will be able to give his family a better life. That is his greatest priority in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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