A loan of $700 helped the acquisition of wholesale merchandise, such as: cloth, drinks, packaged foods, vegetables, cleaning products, hardware, etc.


Avelino's story

Avelino F. is a 52 year-old man, born in Roque Gonzales. He has been married for 32 years to Petrona, age 51. They have 5 children together, 2 of whom are school aged, and 3 of whom are grown and are professionals, thanks to their parents. 20 years ago, he started with a small store in his home. His wife tended to the store while he worked on buying animals to do farm work, which they would later sell for meat in the store. The whole family works together in the store now, as it is the most important and highly-trafficked store in the city. He now wants to buy more merchandise such as drinks and basic staples such as flour, yerba, noodles and rice in bulk in order to get lower prices and thus obtain better earnings from the sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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