A loan of $850 helped to buy inventory such as rice, beans, salt, milk, bread, sugar, juices, and matches for his store..


Mario Ezequiel's story

Mario Ezequiel is 56, married, and has three grown children. He was born in El Sauce in the western part of the country. Mario is hardworking, responsible, and anxious to be successful. Sadly, he lacked money to go to college and began working at an early age. Thanks to his efforts and desire to succeed, he manages a small grocery store in his house, where he sells foodstuffs such as rice, beans, salt, milk, bread, sugar, juices, and matches at retail. He happily works about 12 hours a day in his business.

Mario's goal is to stock food items for his store so that he can increase his earnings soon. He thanks Kiva lenders because their support of low-income people gives them a means to have decent jobs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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