A loan of $1,000 helped to buy everyday products.


Ricardo's story

Ricardo is sixty-five years old. For ten years, he has had a small store that is located in the living room of his house. He began this business after being displaced by violence with his family; with few employment opportunities due to his lack of education, he opted to start his own business in order to generate income to sustain his home. Today, Ricardo finds himself requesting a loan that he will invest in the purchase of items to stock his store, with the end result being to offer his clients a better quality of service. His dream is to make his business independent from his home and to receive training so that he can start a bakery and grow his portfolio of products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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