A loan of $575 helped to do some work on his kitchen and his old three-wheeled vehicle, and to buy ingredients in large quantities.

José Alberto's story

José used his previous Kiva loan to buy a three-wheeled vehicle and a large quantity of ingredients for preparing the food that he sells. He is now able to sell his products in a more elegant manner and reach a larger number of neighborhoods. For this reason, his income is growing. All this is thanks to his Kiva loan. He would like to share the joy he feels at having finished paying for his house and being able to provide his family with a better life. He sends the following message to Kiva lenders: "Please continue supporting micro-businesspeople so that they can fulfill some of their dreams". José's current goal is to continue improving his means of transport (three-wheeled vehicle), do some work on his kitchen and increase his purchasing power so that he can earn discounts. This is what he will invest his Kiva loan in. He is very hopeful of growing his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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