A loan of $1,075 helped to buy technologically advanced cell phones, like MP4s and MP5s as well as car radios with DVDs included.


José Antonio's story

José Antonio C. lives in southwest Barranquilla. He has a display case in a downtown location, called San Adresito, which is known for being a place where lots of imported items, like home appliances and state-of-the-art electronics, are sold. He is married and has four children between the ages of 21 and 30.

Since 1984 he has sold clocks and watches and has provided repair services as well. Later, he added calculators, radios, televisions, batteries and accessories to his stock. Most recently, he added new sound equipment for vehicles, loudspeakers, power plants.

This is his 2nd loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He used his previous loan to stock his business. He was able to pay cash for the merchandise and add cameras to his stock, something he hadn’t sold previously. This led to higher profits and still more benefits for his home; he was able to provide a few treats for the family and this always means moments of happiness. He wants to make it clear that all this is possible thanks to the help he gets from his daughter who also works and contributes to the household support.

With his Kiva loan he will buy more technologically advanced cell phones, like MP4s and MP5s as well as car radios with DVDs included.

His goal is to always invest in items that are most profitable and that he get satisfaction from selling them and meeting his financial obligations in a responsible manner.

His challenge now is to increase his profits so that he can help his son with his schooling so that his future will be more successful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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