A loan of $575 helped to buy ingredients like butter, salsas, and other supplies in greater amounts in order to get discounts.


Roberto Antonio's story

Roberto, age 48, lives with his wife and has two children, ages one and ten. Soledad is a municipality close to the city of Barranquilla. That is where he lives and where he has his fast food business. He started the business three years ago by selling in an itinerant manner on a corner of a main street. His good organization and dedication to his work helped him to later rent a place while he was establishing himself with his customers.

He gradually managed to grow and buy equipment and tools. With this growth came new customers, and it necessitated the support of his wife and two employees who currently work for him.

He is now applying for a Kiva loan, his first loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He will use the loan to buy ingredients like butter, salsas, and other supplies in greater amounts in order to get discounts. He will be especially preparing for the season, “Los Carnavales”, when his business sells a lot more.

His greatest challenge is to have his own house. That is why every day he works enthusiastically; he wants to achieve this goal and create greater well-being for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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