A loan of $300 helped buy merchandise such as clothing, shoes, beer, soft drinks, and new cellular phone plans to sell.


Gustavo's story

With his previous Kiva loan, Gustavo was able to improve his infrastructure and his sales by purchasing a larger volume of soft drinks and candy. This produced a good turnover and he was able to reinvest. Thanks to his new income resulting from the loan, his family felt much better and he says to his Kiva supporters: “A thousand thanks to all of you for your good intentions towards the small business owners.”

Now, Gustavo is applying for a new Kiva loan, to be used for purchasing merchandise such as clothing, shoes, beer, soft drinks, and new cell phone plans. His investment will be successful because he possesses a large capacity for work, and has the experience and the market demand, plus much desire to triumph.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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