A loan of $825 helped to buy wholesale vegetables and bananas.


Luis Carlos's story

For the last 8 years, from Monday to Saturday, 29 year old Luis Carlos has sold bananas and vegetables. He learnt the trade as a child from his father, who set up the business. At the moment, Luis Carlos lives in the town of Soledad with his partner and young son and they depend on the business for income. Luis' main customers are grocers and travelling salespeople, who he has established as regular customers and who pay in cash or on short term credit. He buys his stock directly from the farmers. He is applying for this Kivaloan, his first from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, so that he can buy greater volumes of vegetables and bananas to sell them in the same way and with this he will slowly become a wholesale vegetable and banana seller, which is his dream.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin



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