A loan of $225 helped to buy stock.


Jesus Octavio's story

Jesús Octavio S. has been living in Medellín for 15 years. He used to work as an electrician in the town of Puerto Berrío, several hours from the city. However, he decided to try his luck in the city in order to improve his living conditions. Thanks to the help of a friend, Jesús started out selling chewing gum and cigarettes in the street. However, he experienced a lot of problems because the authorities didn't want to provide him with the permit he needed to make his sales. After a number of attempts, he managed to get his permit. Now he would like to inject capital into his business and stock up with more products to offer his customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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