A loan of $850 helped to buy a heated display case and also raw materials and supplies for making his fried food.


William Jair's story

William Jair V. is 23 years old and has a 3 year-old son. His business is selling food such as snacks, corn cakes, pies, 'hallacas' (meat and vegetables in cornmeal dough, wrapped in plantain leaves), and drinks such as soda and beer, from a very smart sales location in Barranquillita. This is a very busy sector where there are a lot of formal and informal businesses and a number of public markets specialized in selling meat, fish and flowers, and shopping centers which sell clothes, footwear and general accessories. This is the area where William's business is located. He has owned his business for two years and it came about because he needed to make income to support his son when he was born. William had to work from 4.00am to 6.00pm as he still does today. William's goal is to receive training from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo so that he can manage his business well and also gather together more working capital so that he can expand his business and grow it by putting in all his effort. William's business has recently grown substantially. For this reason, he needs to buy a larger heated display case than the one he currently owns and he also needs to buy raw materials and supplies for making his fried food because he has more and more customers every day and his products are selling out quickly. This is what he will use his Kiva loan to buy. This is his first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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