A loan of $625 helped to purchase oranges and vegetables at wholesale.

Adiel's story

Adiel B. is 36 years old and works selling oranges at wholesale and for retail in the market plaza in Barranquillita, a large commercial space that is very well known in the city where housewives, traveling vendors, business, and stores shop. From there, Adiel distributes his products to municipalities in the Atlántico department, all the traveling vendors in the market and the city of Barannquilla, and some supermarkets also buy from him. His business started six years ago from his natural independence, because he needed to develop his independence and also generate income to support himself.

Adiel has received six loans from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which has allowed him to offer financing to his customers. Before he only accepted cash, and now he can offer this service, but only if he chooses profitable customers. His goal is to continue growing his business in areas where he has not gone yet. He is preparing for this, but until it happens, he continues working with his assistant and generating a profit of no less than 40%.

Currently, Adiel is asking for this Kiva loan to purchase oranges and vegetables at wholesale. For about five months, he has been supplying these products daily to the homes of Family Welfare, a government program developed in the levels 1 and 2 of the System of Identification and Classification of Potential Beneficiaries of social programs. It has the goal of drawing attention to the importance of early childhood and contributing to the improvement in feeding and nutrition of children. Adiel believes this investment will be successful, because he is focused on increasing the distribution of his products in this large scale and stable program, which will have a positive impact on his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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