A loan of $875 helped to buy beans at wholesale.

David Antonio's story

From Granada, David, 35, is a merchant. He sells basic grains like beans, rice and sugar at wholesale. He has six children who are all minors attending school for a better future.

When he started out it was selling perishables at retail but then he started to gradually sell at wholesale which led to his business prospering better although it’s been a slow but steady process since his products are consumed daily by the population. To sell at wholesale one needs much capital but it’s a business that generates good income and this is why he works at this job daily. He sells in a locale located in a market in Granada and his wife helps him take care of customers while his older children attend school; they also help him on weekends.

He took out the loan to buy beans at wholesale because it’s a grain that forms part of the population’s daily nutritional diet and is consumed daily thus generating good profits. Among his goals is becoming self-sufficient and to make his business grow and provide his family with a better standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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