A loan of $1,550 helped to buy a stall at the local market.

Alfredo Patricio's story

Alfredo is 38 years old. He lives in the town of Pisco with his wife and their two small children, whom he loves very dearly, and who are his main reason for living. He is very nice, hard-working, and enthusiastic. Together with his wife, they do everything in their power to make ends meet. Unfortunately, due to his economic situation and the need to start working at a very young age, Alfredo was unable to study business management, which is what he would have liked to do. In his spare time, he likes to listen to music, and sometimes cooks a delicious chicken dish called 'seco de pollo', which he shares with his family. On his own initiative, sparing no efforts, and with admirable dedication, Alfredo works in his own tiny shop that sells cleaning products. He also sells drinks at his house. He works every day for about ten hours and attributes his success to his amiability towards customers. Alfredo is very grateful to Kiva lenders, since, thanks to their help, he will be able to buy a small stall at his town's central market. He hopes this will help him attract more customers and keep working towards his great dream of expanding his shop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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