A loan of $1,500 helped to buy a sales post in a city market.

Juan Elvis's story

Juan is 24 years old and lives in the city of Pisco with his young daughter, whom he loves and is his reason to live. Juan is a very friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic person who dedicates all of his efforts into making headway for his little one, since he is both father and mother to her. Sadly as a result of limited economic resources and the need to work from a very young age, Juan was not able to pursue a professional degree in computer and information sciences. In his free time he likes to play with his daughter and sometimes cook a delicious Lomo Saltado (a traditional dish) to share with his family. On his own initiative and with a lot of hard work and dedication, Juan works in his small business selling groceries. He works every day for approximately 10 hours and believes it is going well thanks to his good prices and the way he treats others. Juan is very grateful for Kiva lenders, since thanks to your help he will be able to buy a sales post in a market in the city. In this way Juan will have a stable location and a place of his own where he can tend to his customers so he can continue working hard to achieve his biggest dream of having his own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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