A loan of $575 helped to buy fruit and vegetables.

Fernando De Jesús's story

32-year-old Fernando is an entrepreneur who has a lot of dreams he would like to fulfill. He has been living in the town of Sonsón, Colombia, for the past 20 years. His business is selling fruit and vegetables which he buys from local farmers and distributes in the market square in his town. He works every day, from 5.00am to 5.00pm. His wife works alongside him after she has finished the household chores.

Fernando's biggest dream is to provide his young son with better living conditions and a good education. He hopes that he will be able to use the profits from his business to save up and buy his own home.

With the aim of fulfilling his dreams, Fernando is requesting a loan to invest in buying fruit and vegetables so that he can improve his sales and income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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