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A loan of $325 helped to purchase ingredients for making ice cream.


Juan José's story

Juan is a twenty-year-old young man living in Sololá.

He works selling ice cream and does so every day. He got started in this business when he was eight years old at his father's side. That is how he gradually gained experience in this sort of business, and currently he has his own ice cream cart. His earnings allow him to contribute to his family's income.

He is requesting a GTQ 2,500 loan to buy ingredients to make ice cream.

His dream is to expand his business so that he can offer his customers different kinds of ice cream and get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



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