A loan of $850 helped to buy snack foods, chips and sodas, to increase the variety of products he has to offer to customers.

Jairo Antonio's story

Jairo is a person that even against many adversities has found a way to move forward, thanks to his hardworking nature. Before, Jairo had an internet cafe and video game shop, but as a result of a few difficulties outside of his control he had to close the business. After, Jairo began setting up a new business in order to provide the income he needs for his household expenses. He opened a small restaurant where he offers coffee, sodas and liquor amongst other things. Currently Jairo is running the same restaurant, the business has grown and has become well established in the area. It is for this reason that Jairo wants to increase the variety of products that he has to offer his customers, offering snacks and chips and other types of drinks. With the motivation he has to make these purchases, Jairo hopes that a loan will allow him the possibility to be able to buy snack products, chips and drinks to increase the variety of products he has to offer his customers.

He hopes that as a result his profits will increase considerably, so that he will be able to offer a better variety of products to his customers. Also, he will be able to have more income to be able to offer his family a higher quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell

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