A loan of $1,025 helped to buy tables and chairs for his business.

Alberto Rodrigo's story

Alberto opened his store about ten years ago after a friend generously gave him the business. He sells soft drinks and liquor from a hut. Through his earnings Alberto is able to guarantee having enough money to support his home where he lives with his wife and two children. Because he offers good service he has been able to obtain a good number of customers and makes a lot of sales.

Because the business is in the open air, Alberto hasn’t been able to fit the business with tables and chairs for the comfort of his customers. Similarly, he has had nowhere to keep the furniture so it doesn’t get stolen overnight. Now he has a place where it can be kept safely, Alberto is seeking a loan to buy tables and chairs so he can attract more customers.

He hopes in this way to earn more money as his business will be more attractive. He will then be able to provide his wife and children with a better quality of life. His dream is to own a big store where he can sell a greater variety of products and give jobs to people who most need them.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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