A loan of $575 helped to adapt the space for his business.


Fabio De Jesus's story

Fabio is an entrepreneur who for the last several years has been selling construction materials. He also makes cement products and products from sand, metal and wire. His 4 children and wife help in this activity, and this way they earn the income that they need to support the family. The space where they have their business is not adequate and therefore they need to make the necessary adjustments to not only improve the business but also to make the space more attractive to their customers.

Due to his limited resources, Fabio had very few opportunities to go to school. He stood out for his tenacity since he was young and worked as a laborer in construction projects in the city of Medellin for many years in order to get ahead. One day, motivated by the desire to be on his own and improve the quality of life for his family, he decided to launch his own business. He works at this 12 hours a day. As he himself affirms, it is justified as this is the opportunity to increase his sales and market his own products. Little by little he can improve his future and that of his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit



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