A loan of $1,300 helped to buy groceries to expand his store.


Hernando's story

Hernando is a businessman who is 46 years old. He is married and lives in Sololá . He has 4 children; two boys who study and help him with the business and two women who help him with household chores. He currently has a grocery store located in a bus station a few meters from his home. He has had this business for 4 years. He noticed that the amount of people that pass through this place would provide good results for his business.

So far sales have improved providing him with good result in profits to support his family. Now, at this time of year he has seen that demands for various products consumed in this season increasing therefore he is requesting a loan of 10,000 Guatemalan Quetzal to buy groceries to expand his business. This way he will have improved profits to continue improving his family’s economic status.

Building a house for his children and providing them with better academic studies is his biggest dream, all this is with the profits from his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima



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