A loan of $1,000 helped to buy shoes, sandals, flip flops and clothing.

Jose Octavio's story

José is a humble but hard-working salesman who has been selling clothing and shoes for 10 years. He is married and the father of fifteen-year-old twins. José started his business with financial help from other institutions and gradually saved up enough to buy more merchandise so that his wife could sell too. The couple travel to different regions to sell their products and when their children are on holiday from school they also support their parents in the business. José and his wife work so that they can make progress and enjoy a better quality of life. His wish is for his children to go to university.

José needs this loan to buy shoes, sandals, flip flops and clothing. This will allow him to make the most of the time of year when people are buying gifts for Mothers Day and he will make good income. José likes to offer his customers a good range of merchandise and affordable prices so that they are happy with his service.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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