A loan of $800 helped purchase sugar, lard, beans, rice, pasta, churros, soft drinks, etc.

Santos Emilio's story

Santos Emilio Munguía Ramos is 33 years old and lives in the neighborhood of El Centro in San Esteban municipality, Olancho. He lives with his wife, who takes care of the home, and their 4 children, ages 9, 8, 6, and 3. Santos owns a small store that he attends to everyday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

He and his wife work hard, with the goal of providing for their children's basic needs. Santos requests this loan so that he can buy a greater quantity of products and keep his store well-stocked. With the help of this loan, he will be able to buy merchandise at wholesale prices, so that he can increase his inventory while offering lower prices to this customers.

Santos dreams of expanding his business to other locations in his community, thereby increasing his income and providing his children with the education they need to have better opportunities to develop in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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