A loan of $400 helped to buy a sack of rice, sugar, and some canned goods necessary to stock his store.

Alejandro's story

Alejandro is 34 and is a hard-working man. He lives in the house that he bought with his wife, Donatilda, 35, and their 3 children. He has a grocery store in his home, to which his wife usually attends. He is dedicated to caring for his coffee and cacao fields. Thanks to the sales of his harvests, he was able to open the store 2 years ago. The difficulty he has with his business is when his merchandise runs out, and he cannot meet his customers' needs. This is why he turned to Microfinanzas Prisma. This is his second loan, and his is thankful for the support and confidence that they are offering him again. He is also happy to be a part of his communal bank. Its members are active and responsible. With these 1,000 PEN, he will buy a sack of rice, sugar, and some canned goods to stock his store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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