A loan of $500 helped to buy rice, sugar, beans, eggs, dairy products, lunch meats, and other items.


Santos Medardo's story

Santos has a small store where he sells basic, daily-use products. He is 45 years old lives with his wife and their two children, who are 13 and 14 years old and are in school. He started the business as a small store selling chips from his house. Soon, when he saw that demand was growing, he decided to invest some capital to grow the store.

He will use the loan to buy the products that sell the best, such as: rice, sugar, beans, eggs, dairy products, lunch meats, and other items. This will help him increase his inventory. Sales will increase because the products that customers request will be there when they’re needed. This will allow his family to have more stability in life.

His goal is to optimize his sales and thereby have a better income. His dream is to open a new business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day


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