A loan of $450 helped to buy products, such as soft drinks, rice, sugar, cookies, oatmeal, soap, etc.


Roberto Paul's story

Roberto, 64, is from Granada, married, and father of three adult sons who live independently. At 64, Roberto is a hard worker who has struggled to get ahead with his family. He has worked as the owner of a small store for four years. He only reached a high school academic level because of economic problems that did not allow him to continue with his studies. He started his own business using his retirement fund. Before, he used to work as security for a private company. He used the money to repair electronic appliances and then transferred the business to his children for them to have work and cover their expenses. He then decided to set up a second business, which is the current small store in his home, to earn an income and help with the household expenses. He does this on his own without support from anyone else.

Roberto will use the loan to buy products, such as soft drinks, rice, sugar, cookies, oatmeal, soap, etc. All of these products are necessary to stock his store with the most popular products requested by his clients. He plans to continue with his business to meet his client's needs and earn more income to get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Lobo


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