A loan of $500 helped to buy personal hygiene products, toilet paper, detergent, rice, beans.

Melvin Vladimir's story

Melvin runs a store and sells breaded chicken. He lives with his mother and a brother. He is single and does not have children, but his brother is dependent on him. He started his business a year ago and learned it at home. He works from 7:00am until 7:00pm. His advantage is that his business is centrally-located, so he has a good number of customers. Up to now he hasn't had any difficulties.

He asks for a loan to buy inputs for the store like personal hygiene products, toilet paper and detergents, as well as food like rice, beans, oil, snacks. He will also buy chicken. This loan will help him to increase his inventory and continue his sales.

His dream is to figure out how to increase his business, have many customers and be recognized, since this will allow him to grow and achieve more stability in life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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