A loan of $500 helped to buy leather belts, backpacks, luggage, shoes, bags, fans, and blenders.

Leonel De Jesus's story

Leonel, aged 58, is a trader who sells shoes for ladies and gentlemen and is a native of León, married, and the father of two children, ages 18 and 15 who are both in school, in search of a better future. His experience as a merchant began at an early age, when he sold handbags, wallets and belts. He later opened his own business selling a variety of sandals for women, as they tend to be his most well-off customers. His idea is to offer a variety of articles for his customers, trying to incorporate products according to their personal needs and the needs of their households. Therefore, he is requesting a loan to buy leather belts, backpacks, valises, shoes, bags, fans, and blenders. This funding will help him to offer a greater variety at more affordable prices than those of his competitors.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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