A loan of $650 helped to buy merchandise like sodas, beans, and rice.

Jose Bernardo's story

José lives in Agua Zarca, Osicala, which is in the Morazán department. His business is a cafeteria and a mini store. He lives with his parents and two siblings. He is 37 years old and single.

José has had his business for three years. He works there from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The business was originally his brother’s, but José bought it from him.

He is now requesting a loan to buy merchandise like sodas, beans, and rice. This way he will help his business, which will be strengthened by many more options to offer his customers. With this investment José will also help himself grow in the business, which will assure better earnings.

His objective is to expand his business, pay punctually, and to save to buy a place to build his own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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