A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase a car with a deep-fryer installed in order to fry plantains, cassava, and potatoes; and to purchase candy, beans, rice, sugar, candy, oil, coffee, and soft drinks in order to install a small store in his house; his father will be the one who runs it.


José Manuel's story

José is 29 years old. He is married and has three daughters who are 11, 6, and 3 years old. Their house was built from concrete blocks on land that he inherited from his father. His father is also economically dependent on him, because he can’t work as a day laborer due to the disability that he suffered from being hit by a vehicle.

José works as a bus dispatcher for 29 buses that make their routes from his community to the city; they pay him 11 dollars per day. His wife works in the city’s municipal market, preparing baked foods made from corn, cassava, potatoes, and plantains such as enchiladas and toasted cassava and plantains.

The loan that he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to purchase a car with a deep-fryer installed in order to fry plantains, cassava, and potatoes; and to purchase candy, beans, rice, sugar, candy, oil, coffee, and soft drinks in order to install a small store in his house; his father will be the one who runs it.

It will provide them with some initial working capital so that they can start their store; with this, his father will support him in generating income for the family, and they will purchase a car with a deep-fryer installed that will help his wife with her business.

Hopefully the store that they will install in their house will do well and generate sufficient income that will allow his wife to attend her business and care for their daughters in their house; he feels that they’ve been overlooking this in trying to attend to their economic activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel



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