A loan of $700 helped to buy merchandise to start a grocery store business.

Andres's story

Andrés is a young man who is 24 years old. He is married and has two children who he would like to offer a better quality of life. He and his wife work 10 hours a day in a cross-border assembly plant in the town. It is several kilometers away which adds time to their working day. It is a benefit to young Andrés because he pays for his home through his wages. It is very important for him to keep up to date with this as his home constitutes the assets that he will leave to his little ones. However, for Andrés it is not enough to depend on the income from the assembly plant so, four years ago, he started working with his dad as an assistant welder. He then set up his business in his own home and would make more income as the owner. In addition, he would like to set up a grocery store in his home which his wife will work in so that she can also look after their children. For this reason, he needs to buy dairy products, soft drinks, snacks, canned food, soups, soap, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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