A loan of $525 helped to buy food products such as meat and canned goods to stock his business.

Marvin Alexander's story

Marvin, 29, is married and has a child. He lives in the municipality of San Marcos, in the department of Santa Bárbara. Marvin used to work as a day worker for a sugar company, later he worked in the United States for a number of years. He returned to Honduras with his family a year ago and started up his own grocery store business. He operates the business with his wife, and they sell staple consumer products such as: basic grains, meat, chips, butter, eggs, dairy products, sugar, flour, condiments, vegetables, drinks, cleaning products and other groceries.

Marvin is requesting a loan for 10,000 Honduran lempiras to buy meat and canned goods to sell in his business. His goal is to grow the business into the biggest grocery store in the community, and from the earnings give his child an education and buy some land.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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