A loan of $575 helped to buy merchandise for his cell phone sales business.

Evert's story

Evert, 24, operates a business selling cell phones and phone accessories in the city of Barranquilla. He provides maintenance and repair services, as well, and stocks sweets like caramel and other snacks for sale. He started the business because he needed an income to pay for his car and because--despite a Languages degree- he wasn't able to find work in his field. His technology background landed him an early job at a cell phone sales store and he decided to build his skills by learning how to service the software for activating the equipment. He then used his savings to start his own business, a business that he opened in a space at a shopping center. He sells phone minutes, sweets such as caramel, cell phone and phone accessories. He also provides repair and other technical services for cell phones. This is his first Kiva loan and he will use it to buy the latest technology and caramels that his clients like, at wholsesale, for bigger discounts. His goals for the future are to expand his business, get a house of his own and have two children. He is already well on his way to meeting his first goal and it pleases him that he can share it with his partner. Meanwhile, Evert is working to generate a rotating account and a profit over sales of no less than 37%, financial indicators for planning growth.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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