A loan of $400 helped to buy merchandise such as: rice, sugar, milk, oil, beans, etc.


Carlos Enrique's story

Carlos is a 22 year old man. He is single and lives with his parents and siblings in the city of Pucallpa. He is a cheerful, hardworking, and enthusiastic young man who has a great desire to succeed. Unfortunately, because he needed to work and pay the bills, he hasn't been able to pursue the mechanics course that he wants so much, but he dreams of being able to do so. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer with his brothers and friends and he sometimes make a delicious sardine stew to share with his family. With much persistence and dedication, and on his own initiative, Carlos started his own business selling groceries. He works about 12 hours a day in his business and can serve an average of 35 customers. Carlos believes that his business is doing well because he has good customers and gives them good service. Carlos is very grateful to the Kiva lenders as, thanks to the help they have offered him, he can buy merchandise for his business such as: rice, sugar, milk, oil, beans, and more In this way, Carlos will be able to have a better-supplied store and he hopes to increase his sales and his income so that he can realize his great dream of building his own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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