A loan of $775 helped to buy basic grains, sugar, flour, eggs, meat, dairy products, churros, soft drinks, bread, coffee, salt, and others to stock his business.

Manuel Antonio's story

Manuel, age 42, is married and has three children. He lives in the Potrerillos municipality in Villanueva, Cortes.

Manuel worked for several years at a factory business. He was later left without employment. Five years ago he decided to establish his own business, a grocery store, which he runs together with his wife. He sells basic grains, sugar, flour, coffee, salt, shortening, bread, eggs, soft drinks, juice, mops, bananas, and vegetables.

Manuel also has his soldering shop where he generates other income.

The loan he is requesting is his first cycle, and he will use it to better stock his grocery store. He will do this in order to be able to offer his customers more variety and so that they find everything they need in one place.

His goal is to get more income in order to give his children a good education and to maintain a good credit history with the institution. He wants to do this in order to continue investing and growing with his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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