A loan of $200 helped to acquire products to modernize his sales room.

Jose Alonso's story

At 66 years old, Jose works as a barber in a high-traffic zone of San Salvador. Given his 22 years of experience in this profession, he has loyal customers. With the income he has earned, he has been able to educate his children up to high school, so that he can later pay for them to go to university (this is part of his dream).

Kiva gave him a loan some time ago to buy new tools such as electric shavers, shaving knives, scissors, and barber's chairs. For now, he wants to acquire other products, to modernize his sales room and be able to provide better service.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue

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