A loan of $600 helped to buy merchandise.

Juan Alvaro's story

Juan is a 21-year-old, he is single and lives in the city of Chincha with his parents and siblings. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person who has a keen desire to succeed. Thanks to his hard work and the support of his parents, Juan was able to pursue studies in Gastronomy. In his spare time he likes to prepare delicious desserts and he sometimes cooks a sumptuous dish of Ají de Gallina to share with his family.

At his own initiative, and with a lot of hard work and dedication, Juan works in his small store selling clothes and presents. He also works as a kitchen assistant in a restaurant in his city. He works every day from the early hours of the morning, and he can do so for roughly 10 hours. Juan feels content with his work and believes that it is going well thanks to the good customer service he offers his customers.

Juan is extremely grateful to the Kiva loan lenders as it is thanks to the help given that he will be able buy a larger volume of merchandise such as clothing, decorations, presents and others. In this way, Juan will have a business that is better set up, and so he will continue working and make every effort to achieve his greatest dream of having his own restaurant.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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