A loan of $775 helped to buy merchandise for his business such as candies, snacks, and drinks.

Alex Jose's story

Alex is a young man of 20. He is single, lives with his parents and siblings in the city of Ica in the district of Santiago. His is a very agreeable, hardworking and enthusiastic person who has a great desire to get ahead. Thanks to his work and the help of his parents, Alex is studying to be a mechanical engineer. In his free time, he likes to surf the internet and sometimes cook a delicious duck and rice to share with his family.

With much determination, dedication and thanks to the help of his family, Alex started a small entertainment business. He has a small pool table for his customers and he sells drinks. Every day he starts work early. He can work up to 12 hours a day and believes that it is going well because of his dedication and because he treats his customers well.

Alex is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help he will be able to buy merchandise for his business such as candies, snacks, and drinks (sodas, mineral water, wines, etc.). In this way Alex will have a better stocked business. He will continue to work and make every effort to become a good professional and together with his family he wants to get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Dan Fulwiler

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