A loan of $575 helped to purchase a refrigerator.


Andres's story

Andrés, 60 years old, suffered the pain of losing his job and the uncertainty and desperation of looking for new sources of income in order to support his wife and four children. Tired of knocking on doors for work and of being rejected because of his age, he decided to change direction and look ahead. He chose to open a grocery store with his savings and generate an income to support himself and his family. He is grateful for the opportunity that God has given him to become a small business owner and he wants to be the best. Therefore he wants to provide good service, earn more income and improve the financial situation of his household. That is why he is requesting a loan to buy a refrigerator, which will enable him to save energy and sell a greater variety of products, thus increasing his sales volume. His greatest desire is to be able to guarantee his wife a dignified old age, without worries about financial shortfalls.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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