A loan of $575 helped to invest in primary materials and food supplies, to repair his display case, and finally to buy another washer to add laundry services to his business.


Jorge Luis's story

With his previous loan, Jorge bought materials and food supplies with which he expanded his product offering and his sales. He also repaired his fast food cars and invested in an umbrella to protect himself from the rain and inclement sun that accompany life in the beautiful and historic city of Cartagena de Indias. Currently, he is applying for a new loan, which he wants to use in a variety of ways. On the one hand he will invest again in primary materials and food supplies with which he will continue increasing his work capital; he will also repair his display window, offering in this way a better quality image of his business; and finally he will buy another washer, in order to add laundry services to his business.

In his expression of gratitude for this financial support, he asks that Kiva lenders continue supporting him. His business has a great deal of potential for growth, and it is this which will ultimately carry him little by little towards achieving his dream of prosperity, which is simply to have his own house in order to stabilize his family life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Kremer



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