A loan of $875 helped to buy fruit and vegetables so that he can offer his customers a better variety of products.

Juan Orlando's story

Juan is a person who has always described himself as being very hard working and always wants to offer his family a better quality of life. Juan has spent much of his life selling pulses, fruit and vegetables because his father worked in this sector and taught him the ropes from an early age. Juan's point of sale in on the pavement of his house given that he doesn't have enough money to be located in a store or turn his home into a shop to sell his fruit and vegetables.

The main difficulty which Juan faces is that his wife is constantly having treatment: she suffers from a mental illness, representing a large chunk of the household spending, which is why Juan works hard every day in his business with the hope of helping her get ahead.

With the aim of stocking up his business, Juan seeks a loan which will give him the possibility of purchasing fruit and vegetables so that he can offer a greater variety of products to his customers.

Juan hopes that in this way his customers will find more of their needs are met by his business, and in that way his sales will increase considerably. Moreover, Juan hopes that with a larger income, his family can enjoy a better quality of life. In the short term, Juan dreams of setting up his business in his home, adapting it as necessary to set up his fruit and vegetable stall, and in the future, he dreams of having a large fruit and vegetable shop and a large butcher's shop with which he could offer his family a better quality of life and better opportunities to progress.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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