A loan of $775 helped to buy merchandise for his business.

Segundo Gumercindo's story

Segundo is a 22-year-old man, single, and lives in the city of Chiclayo with his parents and siblings. He is a very friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person who has a great desire to get ahead. Unfortunately, he was not able to study toward a professional career in accounting due to the fact that since he was very young he had to work to help his family. They were very humble. In his free time he likes to distract himself watching television and sometimes he likes to cook some delicious Tallarines Rojos [a Peruvian spaghetti dish] to share with his family.

Through his own initiative and with a lot of hard work and dedication Segundo works in his small business selling legumes. He has a small stand where he makes his sales. Segundo works everyday from very early in the morning and he can work approximately twelve hours a day. He feels good doing his work and believes that it is going well due to the good prices he offers his customers.

Segundo is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to the help offered he can make his purchases of more merchandise for his business like legumes and tubers. In this way, Segundo will expand his business in a short amount of time. He will continue to work and dedicate himself to getting ahead and he hopes to be able to achieve his great dream of having his own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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