A loan of $500 helped to buy coconut, tamarind, nance and sugar.

Benjamín's story

Benjamín lives with his life companion and children in his own house. He’s a street vendor of traditional candies on one of the main streets near where he lives. He sells all types of candy like macaroons, caramels, tamarind and nance [a small, yellowish fruit], among others. He has acquired quite a large clientele because the candies Benjamín makes are unique. They have an incomparable taste, are of very good quality, affordable price and with excellent customer service.

Benjamín is a hardworking man who loves to sweeten his customers’ palates with the delicious candy he makes. For him, what’s most important in work is dedication and constancy because that allows him to reach his future goals. He wants to expand the business making more merchandise and this is why he asked INTEGRAL for a loan to buy coconut, milk, tamarind, nances, sugar, etc. Benjamín trusts that his efforts will allow him to provide his family with a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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