A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase meat, seasonings and a grinding machine.


Luis Alfonso's story

Luis, 66 years old, has lived in Marinilla, Colombia for the past 30 years. He is married and the father of 3 children. He is certain that his home and family are the most important things in his life, and the reason why he works so hard is to offer them a better life. Since he was young, his passion has been cooking, because of this, his mother taught him many of her recipes. After losing his job, this man decided to start his own business and focus on his family. In his home, he started his small business project focused on making sausages from a recipe that his mother taught him. Thanks to the seasoning and the good service, the sausages have become famous. Currently they are looking to improve the production process, with the goal of optimizing resources and eliminating downtime. For this reason, he is requesting a loan in order to invest in raw materials and a grinding machine. He hopes that this investment will allow him to improve his family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry



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