A loan of $1,275 helped to buy sand, rocks, and cement for building and to buy ice and flavoring, etc. for his business.

Luis Arturo's story

Luis is 55 years old, and he is married. Luis tells us that he started 30 years ago with the money he had saved. He bought a cold drink cart, which he still uses in his work today.

Because his cold drink sales have been well received by all of the beach dwellers, he wants to continue with his business. It is very profitable for him.

He gets up at 6:00 a.m. and goes to buy ice and the flavoring in order to be able to go out and sell his cold drinks.

His dream is to continue building his house because, with so much effort, he is finishing construction.

He will use the loan to buy things to build his house and things for his business. He will buy sand, rocks, and cement. For his business he will buy ice and flavoring, etc.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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