A loan of $1,675 helped to buy an initial assortment of fruits and vegetables and thus start his own business of buying and selling fruits and vegetables.


Yilmer Andres's story

Yilmer is a young enterpriser, merely 18 years old, and because he has spent many years working along side of his father in the business of buying and selling fruits and vegetables he hopes to be able to begin his own business and thus generate his own income in a way that in the future he can offer his parents and siblings a better quality of life at home. Thanks to the time that he has worked with his father, he has been able to aqcuire experience and has taken advantage of this, hoping that his business will grow quickly. The greatest difficulty that he has is the small amount of money that he has to begin the business; this is why Yilmer asks for a loan to buy the initial assortment of fruit and vegetables and thus start his own business of buying and selling fruits and vegetables. His dream is to come to have a great business where he can have good sales so that the income he receives allows him to offer his family a better quality of life and greater financial opportunities to progress.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer



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