A loan of $550 helped to buy bulk flowers such as roses, gladiolus, carnations, etc.

Juan's story

Juan G. is 39 years old and sells flowers like roses, jasmine, gladiolus, carnations, etc. In the beginning, he ran this business with his cousin. When he was ready to work at the market on his own, he became independent, and now he has been making his own money for 10 years. He is located close to the cemetery, and his main clients are families of the deceased who come to lay flowers on the graves of their loved ones. In the business of selling flowers, the days of the greatest sales spikes are weekends and festivals, days honoring the deceased mainly. His dream is to become a flower wholesaler since he knows the retail market. Right now he has applied for a Kiva loan, first financing through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With this he will buy bulk flowers in order to begin going after his goal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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