A loan of $600 helped to buy basic staples to stock his store.


Jorge's story

Jorge, 37, has a store in the town of San Jacinto where he lives with his wife and three children aged 12 to 15 years. He observed that basic staples were hard to get in the sector where his store is now located. He took advantage of a vacant locale and decided to meet this market need for his neighbors.

Prior to opening the store in this neighborhood, Jorge looked for the best possible location for it which is why it produced good results when he moved it from where it hadn’t been doing too well. To date, his store has been in operation for four years and his goal is to continue persisting in its growth.

This is the reason behind his Kiva loan request, his first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that he’ll use to buy basic staple items like rice, oil, sugar, coffee, etc. He plans thus to increase sales and make his Kiva loan the best investment of the period.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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