A loan of $725 helped to buy mirrors, decals and crystals.


Leopoldo's story

57 year-old Leopoldo is a very responsible man. He is separated and lives in his own home together with his daughter, his son-in-law and his two grandchildren. Leopoldo has been selling decals for car and motorcycle taxi windshields for 16 years. His sales location is in a busy central avenue in the city, one hour by car from his home. He really enjoys his work since his creativity and his good eye for detail have enabled him to attract many customers which means his business is profitable and he hasn't needed to make much investment. However, the number of people in the same trade who offer their products more cheaply has increased. For this reason, Leopoldo needs to buy some decals, crystals and mirrors wholesale so that he can compete effectively against them. Leopoldo does have some loyal customers who always prefer to buy from him which gives him the motivation he needs to continue working in this business. In the future, he plans to set up a restaurant. He plans to rent premises outside his house and the market and go into business with his daughter.

This is Leopoldo's 16th loan with MFP and he pledges to continue making his loan repayments with the same responsibility. He will use his loan to buy decals, mirrors and crystals so that he can carry out his work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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