A loan of $500 helped to purchase more garlic for resale.

Clemente's story

Clemente is 54-years-old living in his own house with his son who was unable to complete his schooling so now works occasionally and is able to contribute to household’s economy.

He has worked his entire life to earn his daily bread. Many years ago he started out with a business selling Indian and Chinese garlic at wholesale. He sells from place to place in areas around where he lives. He’s very well-known and respected by his neighbors and customers because he’s a hardworking, responsible and respectful man.

He’s succeeded in winning over the trust of many customers and it’s worth mentioning that this business is his main source of income and what’s made it possible for him to bring daily bread home.

With the goal of securing his business, he decided to approach the institution to request this loan and to be able to buy garlic at wholesale to give the business a push and to continue earning income that will make it possible for him to bring sustenance home.

He trusts that with the help the institution may give him he will be able to make the investment he wants to and in addition he states that he’s very grateful to the institution because in the past it gave him the help he asked for to invest in his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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