A loan of $500 helped to buy metal sheeting and to pay labor costs.

Juan Anibal's story

Juan, 46, is a merchant; he has a grocery store. He’s from Estelí and he studied Social Sciences. He’s the proud father of two adult children. He started his business with his own capital because he used to work for a firm and decided to use his severance pay he got from the firm to set up his grocery store. He used to have a clothes sales business that he had to close for health reasons. His wife helps him with his current business selling his products at home. He feels satisfied with the business because he does well because he has his customers and doesn’t have much competition in the zone and it’s a place with many passers-by that generate daily income.

He’s asking for the loan to buy metal sheeting and to pay labor costs to repair the roof on his house because when it rains water leaks in; he feels that this will help to keep the merchandise from becoming damp.

His plan for the future is to turn his business into a distributorship to earn better income and to have a better economic level and to be able to finish building his house to live comfortably alongside his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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