A loan of $500 helped buy corn and firewood.


Manuel De Jesus's story

Manuel lives with his wife and three children. He runs a natural medicine shop that he began with his wife, who now helps him by selling tortillas and sweet corn pies. He does not have a fixed schedule for waiting on his customers.

He needs a loan to buy ingredients for making tortillas and sweet corn pies, such as corn and fire wood. Purchasing these items will let him expand his business and offer more products to his customers.

His greatest dream is to have his own natural medicine and spice shop and use his earnings to provide a good education for his children, and also to support his wife in her business so that she can grow.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke


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