A loan of $575 helped to buy fruit and vegetables.

Cesar's story

César is a 49 year old married man with two children in his care. He lives in La Matanza District and has good personal and work references. The zone has more than 10,000 inhabitants and he lives in his own house in a new town.

César is a fruit merchant. He sells lemons, tamarinds, passion fruit, oranges and mangoes, among others. He’s been doing this for five years in La Matanza.

The amount of the requested loan is 1508 new soles that he needs to invest in his business, specifically to acquire merchandise like lemons, mangoes and oranges that are in season now. In this way he will have better income and as a consequence better living conditions in the zone.

The market is profitable to invest in this business because the population in general, especially the men, are farmers growing fruit and vegetables which means risks for customers are few and the main influence to invest thus obtaining more profits for his family’s support.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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