A loan of $825 helped to buy staple foods and other consumer goods such as cooking oil, toilet paper, snacks, school supplies, and a glass display case.


Julio Cesar's story

Julio, 49, was born in the city of Leon. He is married, and is the father of 6 children. He's had a grocery store business for 9 years. This grocery store belonged to his mother, but she passed it down to him, and ever since it has become his only business. He supports his family with this business. Four of his children are in school, and the other 2 live independently. He shares his daily work with his wife. He makes the purchases to stock the store, and his wife helps him tend to the business. On the weekends, his children support him with the store so that his wife can rest. This is how the family works together day by day to make progress. Julio needs a loan to buy staple foods and other consumer goods such as cooking oil, toilet paper, snacks, school supplies, and a glass display case. In the future, he wants to buy a freezer so that he could sell dairy products, meat, and chicken. He needs to sell these products because his customers are demanding them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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