A loan of $625 helped to buy a tent and oranges.

Guido Berto's story

Guido, 42, is a man who is dedicated to his business making and selling natural fruit juices, meat pies, and other fried products as well as hamburgers and hot dogs. He does this work to generate well-being for his family, which includes his spouse and his 2-year-old daughter.

He started his business seven years ago, when he arrived here from another city and made a living working for other people. One day he decided to sell orange juice, however, and it went very well for him. So he started with that product and added different fast foods. He works every day in his business from 5 in the morning until 12 noon, but his working capital is not enough to satisfy his demand.

This is why he's applying for a Kiva loan, his second loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. With it he'll buy a tent to protect himself from the sun and the rain as well as to give his business a touch of elegance and a more comfortable atmosphere for his customers. He's also going to buy oranges to make juice.

His long-term goals are to have his own place and to give his daughter a good-quality education so she'll be successful in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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