A loan of $1,600 helped to purchase coconuts, pineapples, bananas, oranges and watermelons, and to repair his truck.

Segundo Sebastian's story

Segundo lives in Vergeles, north of the city. He is 52 years old and single, and his children are grown up and independent. He has been selling fruit for the past two years, and he also rents out his truck, which he also uses for distribution. His work starts very early and he works with another person, and among the products he offers are coconuts, pineapples, bananas, oranges and watermelon. When he is done selling the products he returns to his family. He started this business because at his age he wasn't able to find work at a company, plus it's lucrative. With the loan that he is requesting, he plans to purchase fruits to sell and also make some repairs to his truck. He hopes to increase his sales and lower his expenses. He hopes in the future to finish building his home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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