A loan of $525 helped to buy merchandise to stock his store.

Teófilo's story

Teófilo, 41, lives in a common law union with his wife and has six children. He lives with his wife in a community in Nueva Frontera, Santa Bárbara Department. Teófilo works in agriculture growing coffee and basic grains.

In order to generate additional income, three years ago he opened a grocery store where he sells basic staples like rice, flour, beans, lard, instant soups, condiments and common use medicines. Teófilo’s wife helps him take care of customers in the grocery store as a way of helping contribute towards family economy.

In order to better stock his store, he’s requested a 10,000 Lempira loan to buy more merchandise like rice, beans, lard, cleaning supplies, soft-drinks and snacks. He hopes his children will attend a good school and that the business grows to move his family ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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