A loan of $400 helped to purchase an umbrella, and stock a higher quantity of produce.


Julio's story

At 47 years old, Julio is considered a very enterprising man who saw the need to generate income for his family, and this is how his business was born. Julio sells fruit and vegetables on the streets of the city of Medellín in Antioquia, where he strives to provide friendly service and offer high quality produce at good prices. These days, Julio needs investment capital to buy an umbrella to protect him from the weather and prevent his produce from deteriorating in the sun or rain. He also wants to supplement his business by buying a wider variety of products, and thus generate more income to improve the quality of life for himself and his son, but at the moment he does not have the money to make such purchases. Julio has dreams of owning a bigger business with which to he can create jobs and help more people to improve their quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig



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