A loan of $525 helped to buy water, sugar, milk, cheese, coffee, bread, rice, beans, soft drinks, shrimp, etc. for his business.

Victor's story

Víctor, 53, is married and lives with his wife and two children, ages 25 and 28, in the San Lorenzo neighborhood in southern Honduras. For 18 years he has been working as a merchant.

Víctor sells shrimp and also runs a grocery store and water deposit. His customers are neighbors in the community and people from other towns. He distributes water and groceries to different villages using his two vehicles.

Víctor is requesting a loan to buy water, sugar, milk, cheeses, coffee, bread, rice, beans, soft drinks, etc. He hopes to be able to use the loan to improve his income and his family's lifestyle.

Víctor's goal is to become a large distributor one day.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - January, 2013.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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