A loan of $1,100 helped to buy plantains.

Jose Mauricio's story

José lives in Libertad. For five years he has been in the business of selling plantain chips. He started the business with his brother, but in a short time he decided he was going to go out on his own, as it was more profitable. Currently he works making plantain chips, and selling them every day from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

His challenge is that he doesn't have a means of transportation, and this area of the city is very dangerous. He is married and his wife helps him in the business. He has four children, ages 1, 5, 13 and 14.

His dream is to improve his quality of life. That is why he wants the loan to buy more plantains, so that he can make more chips, sell to more customers and stores, and improve his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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