A loan of $1,675 helped to purchase a bar that will serve as a table to seat customers.


Mario's story

Mario, 48 years old, has built his business with effort and dedication. He started selling fried food from a fast food cart on a corner in the area. With his discipline and savings he was able to improve his business and move it to a building.

Today he has been dedicated to his microbusiness for three years. During this time he has made big changes that have allowed him to grow. From the time he was a child he was always passionate about cooking, so he decided to take advantage of his talent and make fast food.

His business is open every day from eight in the morning until ten at night. He has an employee who works for him part-time.

His biggest dream is to be able to improve his business' facilities. This is why he is asking for a loan that he will use to buy a bar that will serve as a table, with the goal of increasing his capacity to seat people. He hopes to be able to continue to establish his microbusiness and to guarantee employment not just to one person but to many more.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat



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