A loan of $825 helped to purchase products (sweets, coffee).

Andrés's story

Andrés is 55 years old and was a humble farmer dedicated to working the land to make a living for his family, which consists of his spouse and four children. For the past 14 years he has lived in the city of Medellín due to displacement by armed forces.

Without experience and money, he had to abandon all that he had constructed with his effort and years of work. He says that finding work in the city seemed like a utopia due to his lack of education, which made him search for other alternatives to bring his family a home and food. In this way he began with the sale of sweets and drinks walking along the streets of the city. Thanks to this activity, Andrés has managed to move forward and offer an education to his children.

His big dream is to buy a home to bring his family better living conditions. That is reason he is asking for this loan, which he will invest in the purchase of products with the goal of increasing his sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Gilbert

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