A loan of $1,475 helped to invest in working capital to stock his bookstore with the purchase of products like notebooks, pens, white-out, markers, glue, construction paper clips and folders.

Cruz Donald's story

Cruz Donald is a 58 year old married man. He lives in the city of Sauce with his children and family. Sauce is located in the northern zone of the country, and is characterized by being a zone that produces milk and its derivatives. For a living, he has a bookstore located in his place of residence. He has done this trade for 10 years. Cruz Donald is a man that is characterized by being responsible, hardworking, and has demonstrated his responsibility of payment in prior loans which he has invested in his business. The objective of this credit is to invest in working capital and stock his library for the near future and improve income and be able to satisfy the demand of his customers. Cruz Donald's working schedule is to work some 10 hours daily attending to his customers at his post. He is very comfortable with his business which to date has been his livelihood and his family. Cruz Donal is grateful for the assistance that the Kiva lenders provide to people with limited resources in poor countries to have sources of decent work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Yamaoka

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