A loan of $525 helped to buy chemical products.

Jose Rosa's story

Señor José sells chemical products for the home. They are cleaning products such as liquid and powdered soaps, brushes for cleaning, disinfectants, brooms, and mops, among other items. It has been almost 2 years since he set up his business, which he tends from very early in the morning. He already has a significant number of customers and is very well known in his area for his friendly service and the quality of his products. In the evenings, to obtain an additional income and reach his goal, he works in valet parking at an event center, where he is equally well known for his friendliness and good service.

José lives with his mother, who is of advanced age, and together with his sister, he helps in the care of and attention to his mother. José sees great potential in his business, since the demand for his products is increasingly greater. He comments that he attributes the growth of his business to, in addition to the quality of his products, his cheery disposition and the treatment he gives his customers.

José's goal is to have a large shop near his home and increase his sales through the bulk distribution of his products and in this way to be able to give additional work to his family and people from his community. To do this, he needs the support of a loan that will allow him to have more inventory and expand his line of products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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