A loan of $500 helped to buy general merchandise like rice, sugar, oil, soap, etc.

Holman Jose's story

Holman is originally from San Lorenzo, a community on the outskirts of Teustepe. He is married, and is the father of two children. He is a tradesman and makes a living in agriculture.

His first loan was a great help to him, and it allowed his crops to grow well, increasing his production. He used his first loan to buy supplies like beans and corn, while at the same time, also paying the workers and buying more animals, like cows. When he is not planting, he makes a living in his grocery store.

He wishes to grow his business with higher-quality products. It is because of this that he is requesting his second loan to invest more in his grocery store in the purchase of general merchandise, like rice, sugar, oil, soap, etc.

With the objective of covering the demand of his customers, he estimates that this new investment will help him since he will be able to maintain his active business. He hopes to count on the support of Kiva in order to continue working in his business. In this way, he will be able to obtain more income and thereby offer a greater quality of life to his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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