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Total loan: $1,100
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Rafael

Colombia
Sonson, Colombia / General Store

A loan of $1,100 helped to buy merchandise such as vegetables, oils, detergents, grains and liquor.


Rafael's story

Rafael is a person who has always wanted to support his parents with the best quality of life possible, for awhile now his parents have been his responsibility since they are at an age when its difficult for them to work. He makes the necessary income for his household through agriculture, an activity that he has been involved with for several years now but that does not allow him to make a large income. The competition in his region is very strong; this is why, he alternates this activity with a general store. The store that he has is not very large, it gives him little income that he adds to the income from agriculture, and in this manner, he can support his expenses and those of his parents. In an effort to support his parents, he wants to stock a store that he leased a few days ago. This is why he is searching for a loan that will allow him to buy merchandise such as vegetables, oils, grains, detergent, soft drinks, and liquor. He hopes that with this new store he will be able to increase his income considerably and be able to fulfill his dream of having his parents in a much better condition and improve his quality of life allowing him to enjoy a little from the hard work he has done all his life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elsa Mann



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: January 12, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: January 12, 2012