A loan of $700 helped to buy salt in bulk.

Marcelo Francisco's story

Sr. Marcelo is 42 years old and lives in La Libertad. His story begins when he decided to sell salt in his neighborhood as a way of generating income for the household expenses. He did very well with his sales, so he expanded to other parts of the area, selling bags of salt.

Marcelo and his wife work together every day of the week. The only difficulty he faces in his business is the lack of transportation. The merchandise is very heavy. Since they must travel by foot, Marcelo and his wife are usually very tired. He is married and his wife also sells salt. They have children, but all of them are grown.

Marcelo will use this loan to buy salt by the quintal (1 quintal = 100 kg) so that he can sell to more customers. His dreams for the future include having his own salt micro-enterprise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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