A loan of $650 helped to purchase cases of beer, alcohol, and snacks.


William's story

William is 45 years old. He is the father of a nineteen year old daughter and he lives in the southern part of the city, where he has own drink store. The store is part of a family tradition. His parents had a store where they sold basic retail goods and cold drinks. Later, his brother took over the business, which he eventually sold. This is how William took advantage of this strategic spot to start his own drink store. It is located in a high-traffic pedestrian area, which provides his business with a chance to grow. A year ago, William took out his first loan with the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo [Mario Santo Domingo Foundation], which he used to make improvements to his business by cleaning up damp areas so that today he has a more comfortable environment for his customers. Among his next goals is fortifying his marketing strategy by opening a new sales point. He wants to take advantage of his experience to generate more sales and continue growing his business. Currently, he is requesting this Kiva loan, which will be his second loan with the Foundation, to purchase cases of beer, alcohol, and snacks so that he can prepare for one of his busiest times of the year, the month of May. May brings family and religious celebrations, which place a demand on his products. These demands, together with his experience, will make this investment very successful.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tim O'Reilly



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