A loan of $825 helped to purchase supplies (meat).

León Ángel's story

At 60 years of age, León Ángel A. knows no other trade than that of butcher. He learned his trade from his uncles when he was young. Six years ago, and after working for others in various butcher shops, he discovered that he would need to start up his own business to get ahead. With his own business, he would be able to improve his earnings, his quality of life, and that of his family.

Currently, León needs a loan to purchase stock for his shop, which will increase his sales and his profits. He is responsible for providing for a household of six.

Since León started his own business, he has found lack of capital to be a limitation. For him to get ahead, he needs to re-stock his shop each day. This causes him greater physical fatigue and creates a decrease in profits. If he cannot purchase large quantities, he does not get good prices.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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