A loan of $575 helped to buy ice cream and carts..


Wilson Antonio's story

For the past six years, Wilson, 35 years old, has had an ice cream distribution business. One of his family members had this business but he couldn’t continue with it as he had to travel to another country. This is how Wilson began this business. Today he distributes his product to twelve salespeople who have ice cream carts in the city. The basic supplies and materials Wilson buys on credit from an ice cream producer. He works from 9am until noon and then from 2pm until 6pm or until he finishes his work. He works from Monday to Sunday. His goal is to increase the carts he supplies with delicious ice cream to more than fifty in the city. In the future he would like his own home. Each day he would like to improve the welfare of his family, which includes his wife and two daughters, ages four and five. This is his first loan with KIVA, through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With this loan he will buy ice cream and carts in order to begin to reach his goals. This investment will be successful, as he knows the market since he has been involved with it for six years. He would like to continue growing his business for a long time so that it will eventually become a great company.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



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