A loan of $300 helped to invest in working capital and stock up on cosmetics, adult's and children's clothing, shorts, skirts, blouses, and bed linen.


Francisco Gabriel's story

Francisco Gabriel is 42 years old, and is married with two children aged 13 and 9. Francisco makes a living by selling clothes and cosmetics. He sells from home as well as door-to-door. Francisco has 9 years experience in this business. Francisco's routinely works 8 to 10 hours per day, depending on the route that he takes. Every day he leaves home carrying a 20 kilo bag of merchandise to sell in the hot sun to both his regular and new clients. This is the way that he has been able to provide for his family up until now. He has already worked with the Foundation and has demonstrated that he is responsible and pays back in due time and proper form. He needs this loan to invest in working capital and buy merchandise such as adult's and children's clothing, shorts, skirts, blouses, bed linen, and cosmetics - especially since Christmas is coming up and his sales will increase. Having more merchandise will enable him to satisfy his client's demands and increase his profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh



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