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A loan of $1,100 helped to buy basic staples.

Luis Gerardo's story

Luis, 44, always dreamed of creating his own business, of having financial stability so he could give his family a better quality of life. This motivated him to start his own business selling products from the family shopping basket.

Thanks to his business he has been able to give his two children, ages 16 and 10, a good education and a better future.

Now Luis is looking for a loan to buy supplies so he can satisfy his customers' needs and increase his sales. This will allow him to generate more income and achieve his big dream of having his own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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