A loan of $475 helped to buy ingredients and equipment to increase his technical infrastructure and his customer coverage.

Salvador De Jesus's story

Salvador, 51, is the owner of a dessert shop, a trade that he learned from a friend. He began making desserts for people that worked for his relatives, neighbors and friends. That's how he became known and started increasing his business until he hired two employees. He makes sales door to door. His business has had challenges, like being robbed and losing a lot of capital. But the business has also given him and his family a lot of joy, because it has helped their well-being. His family is made up of his wife and two children, ages 27 and 29.

Currently he is really eager to grow, because every day he has more customers and he doesn't have enough capital to meet the demand. For that reason he is getting a Kiva loan, his first loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. He will use it to buy ingredients and work equipment so he can increase his technical infrastructure and also his customer coverage.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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