A loan of $450 helped to purchase a cart to prepare fried food and to hire an employee for his business, since the demand for his products is greater than he is able to meet on his own.


Wilson De Jesus's story

Wilson is a very hardworking person who has succeeded in overcoming the great difficulties he has encountered in life. He is married with two children, 5 and 10 years old. Wilson found he had to abandon the town where he was born due to scarce job opportunities to support his family. Thus, he, together with his family, moved to Medellín. Through a lot of effort, he began studying different business possibilities for earning a living. After considering many alternatives the idea of having a stall selling fried potatoes and plantains emerged. He found a place that was much frequented both by students and local merchants, which made the idea very attractive.

Wilson has now had his business set up for several months and it has been growing steadily thanks to the work he has done in positioning it and providing his customers good service. Thanks to these efforts, he is now looking for a loan that will provide the means of purchasing another cart to prepare fried food and to hire an employee, since the demand for his products is greater than he is able to meet on his own.

In this way his business will continue growing and Wilson will be able to earn more income for his home. Consequently his family will be able to enjoy a better quality of life and he will slowly be able to fulfill his dream of moving his children forward by providing them a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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