A loan of $575 helped to buy raw materials to make fast food.

Cesar Tulio's story

César, age 45, lives in the southwest part of the city. He lives with his wife, a seamstress, and their three children between the ages of 8 and 15. Coming from Palmito, a town in the Sucre department, he arrived at the city of Barranquilla.

He has lived in Barranquilla for 22 years, and he has been selling fast food for 10 years. He previously worked as a bricklayer. He takes very good advantage of having regular clientel because he sells minutes for cell phones right where he sells fast food. This puts new life in both businesses, which are located in his house.

His goal for later on is to expand them by adapting his business site. He dreams of seeing his children become successful professionals. This encourages him every day.

He is currently applying for a Kiva loan. He will use the loan to buy fast food and sausages. He needs to increase his production because his clientele has increased. They require a lot of variety.

These are the exact reasons that he requests a Kiva loan, which is the first financing he has had with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. He will use the loan to buy raw materials. His investment will be successful because it will be based on his experience and the current demand of his market.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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