A loan of $600 helped to buy more merchandise to increase his stock inventory.


José Rufino's story

José is an informal crafts merchant. He’s 30 years old and lives with his mother and sisters. He’s been working at the markets for ten years. He goes from town to town during festive occasions to sell the crafts he buys at wholesale and some that he makes himself. He learned this occupation from some friends and then decided to set up his own business. He is from Morazán but due to his work he travels throughout the eastern part of the country and already has two locales where he sells his crafts.

José is a very cheerful, hardworking person. He rises every morning to set up his stand so that people visiting the market can admire his products and buy them at affordable prices. For him, it’s a bit difficult to be separated from his family for so many days but he recognizes that life is difficult and sacrifices have to be made to have a better future.

The client has asked Fundación Campo for a loan because his stock inventory is currently small and he wants to increase it because the end of year festivities are approaching and this is a time when sales increase because several towns celebrate their patron saints days. José plans to buy products at wholesale so that he can earn a good profit percentage and help his mother with household expenses. In the future, José would like to have several crafts stands and as his income improves he plans to make home improvements and to be able to take care of any need his family might have.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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