A loan of $1,375 helped purchase stock for the end of the year.

Elkin Arias's story

Elkin is 57 years old and has worked in security whole life, until circumstances of destiny caused him to be without work. Driven by necessity, he decided to set up a vegetable shop to be able to earn what he needed to live and provide for the education of his son. With his characteristic effort and dedication, he set up a store to earn a better income.

His biggest challenge is making his business bigger and increasing the number of customers, offering a better variety of products. In order to do so, he is requesting a loan to invest in stock for the end of the year. His biggest dream is to be able to give his son the opportunity to study for a degree in college.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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