A loan of $1,150 helped to buy jeans, t-shirts, and underwear.

Duván's story

Duván, 26, is a young man who's looking for better opportunities in life. His family didn't have the resources to be able to give him the opportunity to continue studying, so he decided to become a small businessman to pay for the university. For two years he has made a living selling clothing by home delivery. His main customers are people from the neighborhood and students at the university where he studies.

He divides his time between his university life and the streets of the town of Sonsón, Colombia, which he covers three times a week looking for new customers. His biggest dream is to be able to finish his program and graduate to be a great professional so he can take responsibility for his mother and siblings.

With the goal of generating greater income, he's requesting a loan to buy stock--jeans, t-shirts, and underwear--for the end-of-year and back-to-school seasons, which is when his sales increase.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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