A loan of $900 helped to stock the family business with fruit, vegetables, and products it needs.

Mario's story

Mario has had a house in this place for eight years. He lives with his wife and his only child, age five. He works in a store as cashier and as a helper.

In one year he has gotten the family grocery business ahead.

The business has had few sales due to the insecurity that we have been experiencing daily. He also mentions that several customers have left because they do not find what they need. His wife runs the business in the mornings, and when he leaves work he tends to the business.

With the support of our institution he wishes to stock his business with fruit and vegetable products, which he does not now have. He hopes to be able to stock all of the products he lacks. Then he will make more sales when the customers find those products.

This way he will have more income to continue contributing to his house. He will do this so that in the future he will finish building it. He hopes so much that one day his son will have his own bedroom.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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