A loan of $575 helped to buy candy and snacks.

Gustavo De Jesus's story

For approximately 20 years Gustavo has been selling snacks and candy from his street cart. Before that he was a welder but an eye disease meant that he had to give up that work. Thanks to his current job he can earn enough money to support his household.

Gustavo has loyal customers largely because of the good service he provides and for that reason his business is becoming more well known. There was a time when he had to take out a loan, but his business was failing leaving him with no profits to take home. Now that he has been able to terminate that prohibitively expensive loan, he wishes to increase the number of products to offer his customers. He is seeking a loan which will allow him to buy candy and snacks to better stock his cart with a wider variety of items.

Gustavo hopes to be able to make his business successful once again as he has been very poor since that very difficult time. He hopes to see sales increase and allow him to improve his quality of life and have a stable income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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