A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase clothing, shoes and two showcase cabinets for displaying his merchandise.

Ovidio De Jesús's story

Ovidio is 47 years old and makes a living selling clothing and shoes in the city of Medellín, Colombia. He has been working in this area for three years, and this job is the sole source of income for himself, his wife and their two children.

As a result of a family crisis, Ovidio decided to start a small retail business. He feels grateful and satisfied with his work as it has enabled him to improve his family's financial condition and provide a good education for his children.

Ovidio has faced many challenges in life, but he has always viewed those tough times with the same attitude: "I am not someone who gives up, because the impossible is just an illusion, a creation of the human mind. Everything is possible." Ovidio has lived his life by this motto and vision, and thanks to his perseverance, he has been able to launch his business.

Although the work has never been easy and the competition in his industry is stiff, Ovidio always faces the obstacles in his path with courage and conviction. With his goals and values in mind, Ovidio is requesting this loan to help him purchase clothing and shoes to stock his business. He also plans to purchase two showcase cabinets for displaying his merchandise. He hopes that his investment will sharpen his business model and increase his overall profits and success.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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