A loan of $1,375 helped to buy slippers and children's shoes.

Mario's story

Mario, 63, is a widow. He has the satisfaction of having given the best of himself to his children, who are professionals today, forging a better life for them than he had when we was young. With the fruit of his effort, he was able to finish building his house from hard-wearing materials, and he lives there alone. For almost 30 years, he worked as a trader, selling clothes and footwear for all ages. There were times when the political violence in the country caused his life and business to take a turn, but despite that, he has always had the desire to work and advance, being able to ignore the problems of those times and turn his business today into a great means to maintain his family. He likes his work a lot because he is very proud of what he has achieved with God's help. He also mentions the peacefulness of working and moving forward. Among the current demand for his business are clothing for men. He complements this business with the sale of backpacks and children's shoes. Nevertheless, school time is when the sale of footwear for students of all ages gives him a good income. To grow his current business, he wants to have capital to stock his business with clothing and children's shoes. He also wants to save capital to buy school shoes and take advantage of that season's demand. With the 3,500 nuevos soles he is applying for, he hopes to stock his business with the purchase of slippers and other children's shoes as well as save money for the next school season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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