A loan of $500 helped to buy barber shop supplies, tools for refrigertion repair work and to buy soft drinks and juice for his grocery store.

Norman David's story

Norman, 51, lives in the city of León. He has three children. Norman is a multifaceted man because he’s involved in a variety of jobs to earn his daily bread in an honorable way. He is a refrigeration technician, a barber and a merchant; he owns a small, home-based grocery store.

He’s been a merchant for 20 years because back in the 80s he had a small bar/eatery that he had for 15 years. Five years ago he decided to go into refrigeration repairs, learn barbering and set up a small grocery store where he sells water, soft drinks and juice. His wife and children help him tend to the store.

He needs the loan to buy barbering supplies and tools, tools to work in refrigeration and to buy soft drinks and juice for the grocery store. With this investment he will be able to do the refrigeration jobs more quickly, have work tools that will allow him to work in the barber shop more efficiently and the stock in his grocery store will improve income. His next goals are to improve the barber shop’s locale, to have a better established grocery store and to buy a motorcycle for work.

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