A loan of $1,125 helped to buy merchandise (water containers).

Cristhian Hans's story

Christhian is 29 years old and has a very positive attitude. He is single and lives in the city of Imperial, which is surrounded by top-quality farmland. There is abundant water, and there are irrigation canals that help increase the productivity of the farming activities enormously.

He is a very hardworking young man. In order to have his current business he worked in many jobs. First, he worked on farms, then as a waiter in a restaurant, and after that he worked in a factory. All this time he was saving money little by little in order to start his business and above all to continue studying. He is currently studying law at the university.

He sells dishware (plates, pans, cups, and other items) and cleaning supplies. He has been doing this for five years. Each day he works in his business for around 9 hours and can serve up to 15 customers per day. He believes his business is going well because he is very friendly with his customers and because he always has new products that his customers are happy to buy.

Chisthian is very happy and grateful for the help that Kiva lenders bring, since with this support he will be able to buy water containers. His customers have made many requests to him, and with this loan he will better be able to meet his customers’ needs and have more merchandise to offer. This will help bring him more income, which will permit him to save money in order to fulfill his greatest dream: “to finish my studies and to have a bigger business.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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