A loan of $850 helped to purchase watermelon.


Aroldo Antonio's story

51 year old Aroldo lives in the town of Caucasia, Antioquia, Colombia, where he works selling watermelon by the unit. This work has become his only source of profits for the sustenance of his family, composed of his spouse and his children. Each day, he gets up at four in the morning to start his job. He goes to the marketplace where he purchases the product in bulk, for the purpose of generating profits to scale. Later he is located in a small space of the main park, where he distributes his product.
His greatest dream is to be able to generate the necessary resources to establish his business in a strategic location of the town, and position it in the marketplace with the goal of generating better profits, which allow him to improve the condition of life in his household. These are the reasons which motivate Aroldo to request a loan and to invest in the purchase of watermelon.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bloss



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