A loan of $575 helped to buy cell phones and cell phone accessories.


Carmelo Antonio's story

Carmelo is originally from Urabá in Colombia, a place he had to leave owing to the critical level of violence that the town was experiencing. Since then he has been living in Itagüí, a town in the metropolitan area of Medellín, where he has his own business selling and repairing cell phones as well as taking photos. At 65 years of age, this entrepreneur feels proud that he has successfully searched for a new way of life and a way of earning his own income. Carmelo's dream is to turn his business into the most well known in his area. He currently needs a loan to buy cell phones and cell phone accessories which will make him more income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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