A loan of $900 helped to buy beans, rice, flour, lard, instant corn dough, sugar, and salt, etc. to stock his store.


Rene Alejandro's story

René, age 52, has been married for 25 years. His wife works in a factory. He has a 16 year old child who goes to school. He lives in Puerto Cortes.

René previously worked as a security guard for a private company. When he was left without a job he saw the need to have an income that would help him pay for the household expenses. That is when he received the award of benefits from his previous job.

He decided to establish a grocery store business. He started it three years ago. He sells basic products like flour, sugar, lard, rice, beans, grocery products, and soft drinks, etc. His motivation is to give his child the education that he needs. This makes him dedicate his day to his business.

He will use the requested 17, 000 lempiras to increase his inventory. He will stock more basic needs products like beans, rice, flour, lard, instant corn dough, sugar, and salt, etc. in order to offer a variety of products. His plan is to continue prospering in the business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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