A loan of $950 helped to buy stock merchandise to sell.


Jose Abad's story

José has been working for 12 years selling personal use items in the street ever since he stopped working in agriculture for reasons beyond his control. Because his parents worked in agriculture he learned it from a very young age and for a time was the activity he carried out to earn household income but due to the outbreaks of violence he was forced to leave the land he lived on and look for new economic opportunities in the city. This is how he started the business he’s now had for 12 years and thanks to which his family can have the income needed to subsist. Thanks to increasing sales, José is looking for a loan to buy personal use items his customers are looking for in order to increase his income. In this way he’ll gradually overcome the great difficulties he has with capital and also adversities like rain, vehicular traffic and other adversities that keep him from selling more in his business. His dream is to set up inside a locale where he can generate income for his nephews who are very poor and don’t have money to pay for their schooling.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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