A loan of $600 helped to buy oranges and foodstuffs, fried food such as pasties, stuffed potatoes and kibbes, and disposable cups.

Sixto Tomàs's story

Sixto is 58 years old, his family is formed by his spouse, a son of 25 years old, and two daughters who are 28 and 32 years old. Sixto has been working in business activities for 22 years. Currently, he has a business that sells orange juice, fried food and foodstuff from a multinational company, providing a point of sale with large crowds in the city center.

Every day, he squeezes oranges that make the most delicious natural juice. His customers combine it with fried food, which Sixto buys elaborated and which constitutes a great snack. His purchases are made on credit and on cash, and his sales are developed daily mainly to employees of nearby businesses and passers-by, who recognize the quality of his products and so they return to buy.

Sixto has received two loans from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, financings that have served him to improve the working conditions and expand the inventory. He is also generating more income, because he invested in working capital, in fixing the roof of the cart, and the heating cabinet, what impacts his customers.

His goal is to strengthen this activity with new with new points of sale, in order to finally achieve his family goals, which are to keep renovating his home. He is currently applying to a Kiva loan, the third investment he requests to Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, through which he will buy oranges and foodstuff, fried food such as pasties, stuffed potatoes and kibbes, and also disposable cups. With this investment, he will increase the inventory, leading to an increase in sales and to the success of this investment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras

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