A loan of $1,225 helped to stock his store with watches, radios and remote controls for sound systems and TV sets.


Jairo Ramón's story

Jairo, 59, worked as an employee for different companies in the city for more than fifteen years. When he lost his job, and aware of his obligations at home, he decided to start his own business and sell watches as a street vendor. Thirteen years ago, the City Hall of Medellín, Colombia, relocated him in an establishment in the city’s center, where he now offers a more formal kind of service. With this activity, he has been able to improve his economic condition and offer his family better life opportunities. Jairo is requesting a loan to stock his business: watches, radios and remote controls for sound systems and TV sets. His intention is to increase his sales and his income to support his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand



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