A loan of $325 helped to buy corn and beans to supply his business.


Jose Cesilio's story

Jose is 60 years of age, and lives in a small village in San Marcos Santa Bárbara with his wife and son.

He used work as a builder, and 12 years ago he decided to start buying and selling basic grains such as corn and beans, to sell them on a retail basis in the community. The products he sells are bought from producers in the area at a lower price, and he therefore makes a good profit. This business is the source of income he uses to provide for his family.

Jose has requested a number of loans, and this is his fifth. He has requested 6,000 Lempiras, which he will use to by corn and beans to sell. He wants his business to be constantly stocked, and plans to use the profits to provide his family with a good quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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