A loan of $525 helped to buy more leather, soles, glue, and nails.

Julio Cesar's story

Julio, 47, is a native of Granada. He's married and the father of four independent children, and he works as a merchant. He started working as the helper of other people. He saved the money they paid him for his work and later, to help himself a little, he decided to request a loan to set up his own business. That was when he decided to start his own cobbler shop. He has the help of his wife and his children.

Julio's requesting the loan to buy more supplies such as leather, soles, glue, and nails to make his shoes. His objectives are to increase his sales with a greater variety of shoes, especially because the Christmas season is approaching and sales are very good in the business sector.

He hopes to improve his income and stock his business with new merchandise and a variety of products. His desire is to achieve a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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