A loan of $1,100 helped to buy cases of beers and sodas.

Manuel Antonio's story

Manuel, in the beautiful city of Cartagena, owns a business selling refreshments and drinks, with which he manages to support his family, made up of his wife and four children who are between the ages of 11 and 24. He started his business selling cell phone minutes and beers in his neighborhood and, to this business, he added billiards and sells beer not only at retail but also by the case, taking advantage of the fact that his neighbors are traders who are left without inventory during moments of great demand due to the small amount of working capital they have to work with. Manuel is a good member of the family. He can count on the support of all the members of his family and, with the business, on one of his children who also works with him. This is the second loan that he has received from the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, with which he will buy cases of beer and soda so that he is stocked for the father's day season that is accompanied by a lot of commercial movement, especially with the products that Manuel sells. His dream is to keep his business active and give an apartment to each one of his children. With his previous loan, he was able to expand his working capital and he is thankful for the trust the Foundation has given him and his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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