A loan of $550 helped comprar abarroteria en general.

Gumercindo's story

Gumercindo Macías S. is a 50-year-old merchant and farmer. He lives with his wife and their six children in the community of Las Guacamayas (the Scarlet Macaw) in Manto, Olancho.

Gumercindo had been farming for a long time when one day his wife suggested that he use his profits to set up a small store in their home. This would provide an additional source of income and help provide all their children’s basic and necessary needs. Now he has his store and when he needs to tend to his crops, his wife and children help him take care of it.

The loan request will be used to buy a larger and more varied quantity of grocery products to keep the store well stocked. The support of this loan will enable him to continue supporting the children in their studies and still have a source of income. This is his second lending cycle with FAMA and he expects to continue making regular repayments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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