A loan of $300 helped to buy fruits and snack foods.

Camilo Andrés's story

Camilo is 21 years old and his dreams motivate him to get ahead in his search for a better future. He has been working since he came of age, because his family’s economic situation isn’t great.

Studying is one of his great passions and perhaps his biggest motivation, which has propeled him to get a job to pay his university studies.

He explains that getting a job has been a difficult task since his lack of studies prevents him from being competent when compared to other people. This is what caused him to be underemployed. He started by selling fruits in his neighborhood, and then, thanks to his savings, he bought a cart from which he sells sweets and natural drinks that he prepares himself. Thanks to this work, he now finds himself studying technology. He wants to improve his business’s stock, which is why he is requesting a loan, which he will use to buy fruits and snack foods.

He hopes to be able to improve the living conditions for his mother and his grandmother, guaranteeing them a better future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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