A loan of $625 helped to buy vegetables, grapes, apples, CDs and movies to sell.

Marco Antonio's story

Marco, 47, is married and has two children; he lives in the municipality of Taulabe, Comayagua. Marco has always been a merchant. He used to just sell and repair watches and sell plastic items. Ten years ago he acquired a stand at a local market where he sells vegetable and fruit like tomatoes, chilies, cabbage, potatoes, onions, beans, grapes and apples; he also sells movies on CDs and DVDs and repairs watches. His wife helps him with the business. He’s invested 7 loans into the business counting this current 12,000 Lempira loan that he’ll use to buy CDs, movies, vegetables, grapes and apples for the Christmas season aiming at increasing sales volume and income. His plan is to separate the vegetable business for his wife to run and he’ll run the CD, movies and watch repair business himself.

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