A loan of $875 helped to buy merchandise to stock his store.

Cesar Joaquin's story

Cesar, 55, is a merchant. He’s from Granada, married and is raising a child as if he were his own. He has had a general store for three years that he started with capital he got from one of his wife’s sisters. He started out with loans from other financial institutions. He used to work as a helper in a grocery store. He has other sources of income in that his wife works selling hamburgers and cooked beans at home and she has quite a good clientele.

He’s asking for the loan to buy products like meat, dairy products, cleaning supplies, cookies, bread, juice and soft-drinks. This will help him acquire products that have high customer demand and he will earn higher profits. His future plan is to do some home improvements so that his business can be better situated.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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