A loan of $1,025 helped to buy products such as flour, milk products, rice, and beans, and also to repair the vehicle that he uses for his business.

Dublas Bernardo's story

Dublas is 39 years old. He is married and has 3 children. He lives in a neighborhood in the city of San Pedro Sula.

A year ago Dublas, looking to earn income, established a grocery store where he sells staple goods such as beans, rice, sugar, bread, ground coffee, eggs, soft drinks, milk products, sweets, etc. He has supported his family with the sales from his grocery store. The business is going well for him. He has it well-stocked, and therefore he is making a profit. He looks after the shop all day in order to better serve his customers.

With the current loan of 20,000 lempiras, he is going to increase his inventory of these products, stocking up on flour, milk products, rice, and beans. He will also use part of it to repair his vehicle, which he uses for his business. He hopes to grow more and to excel in order to give his family a more comfortable life. The education of his children is very important to him, and he hopes to give them the best education possible.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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