A loan of $1,275 helped to invest in his business and fill his grocery store with products like bags of coffee, shampoo, tomato sauce, juices in cans, sodas, prepared beans, bread, sugar, and traditional beverages like tiste and chicha.


Servio's story

Servio is 43 years old and from the community of Jicaral. He is married with two young children aged 14 and 9 who are studying in primary and secondary school. Servio has as his primary business, a "pulperia," or grocery store, located in his home, which he has been running for the past 9 years. A "pulperia" is a small store that sells a variety of groceries and daily necessities in small quantities such as bags of coffee, shampoo, packets of tomato sauce, cans of juice, sodas, refried beans, bread, sugar, tiste (a mixed corn and cacao beverage), and chicha (a drink made from fermented corn). The business was started as a way to help with the household expenses.

Servio has worked before with Fundación León 2000 and has shown himself to be responsible with his payments in both time and form. The objective of this loan is to invest in his working capital and stock his grocery to fulfill the needs of his customers and improve his earnings. Servio is thankful for the help that the investors of Kiva have given him, as it is thanks to their help that he is able to sustain his family through dignified means.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount



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