A loan of $500 helped to buy milk products for his store.

José Santos's story

José is 53 years old. He’s a widower and has two children. He’s been running a store out of his home for three years. He got the idea because he needed to bring an extra income into the family and he learned the business from some friends with similar businesses. He also works as a guard.

The loan he is requesting through Fundación Campo is to buy cheese, cream, and other milk products to sell in his store and for his children to sell door to door. Jose does this because he noticed that these new products bring him good earnings and he is able to satisfy his customers’ needs for these products. He needs to generate a good income since he is the only one who works and he wants to improve his family’s health, feeding, and clothing and he knows that he can do it through his business because he doesn’t earn enough as a guard.

He hopes to expand his business so that he can better serve his customers and improve his home. He wants to stop working as a guard some day because he says that it’s dangerous. He prefers to focus on his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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