A loan of $575 helped to buy a greater volume of tubers, vegetables and fruits, especially grapes that is one of the fruits that sells the most in large amounts.


Roque De Jesus's story

Roque, 59, is married and has two offspring, 30 and 34, and he and his wife earn money for family expenses with a business of selling fruit, vegetables, and tubers. The business is open every day and he is an organized person who has managed to establish a stable business and generate income for the welfare of everyone in the home. He has regular customers to whom he extends credit and they pay him every week and every two weeks.

Now he would like to expand and have more opportunities for earning money. He has received 11 loans in the past 10 years from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. They have helped him finance his portfolio, increase his working capital and generate more profits each time. His loan with Kiva is #12 and he will buy a larger volume of tubers, vegetables and fruits, particularly grapes, which is one of the fruits that he sells more of for important family festivities around New Years.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio



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