A loan of $850 helped to buy stationery, accessories, and gifts for the home.

Mario Alfonso's story

The Kiva loans Mario has received have helped him a lot because he has increased his inventory, satisfying his customers' needs and increasing his sales. His profit margin is greater today, which has allowed him to rent his house and better organize his business independently from his home, giving his customers better service.

To the Kiva lenders he says: "Your support is very important. You're helping to build a better community and, with this, to achieve proposed objectives and goals."

Currently Mario's applying for another Kiva loan to buy merchandise for the Christmas and New Year season: stationery, accessories, and gifts for the home. This is his strategy for attracting customers and getting their attention, interest, desire, and purchase this season, when the best desires surface and all his customers want to decorate their homes for parties and share gifts that show the happiness and love of this season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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