A loan of $1,050 helped to buy merchandise such as clothing, belts, shoes and plastic goods.


Santos Eusebio's story

Santos is 35 years old, married and has three children who are currently in school. He lives in a small village in Santa Cruz de Yojoa.

Santos has been running a business selling ladies' and children's clothing for four years. He sells hats, belts, sandals, bags and shoes. He works every day but on Saturdays and Sundays he sells from a sales location in Taulabe, a nearby village. He already has an established customer base. He started the business with his own money and has reinvested his profits in increasing his stock.

This loan is Santos' third through ODEF and his second through Kiva. It is for 21,000 lempiras which he will invest in buying merchandise such as clothing, shoes, belts, plastic goods and general merchandise. His goal is to expand his business so that he can make more income with which to cover his children's school expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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