A loan of $650 helped to buy sacks made out of synthetic fibre and of fique, and also to invest in soft drinks.


Manuel's story

Thank you for supporting Manuel, who used his last Kiva loan to buy sacks that he sold at wholesale in the center of Barranquilla. This increased his profits and the loan was also enough for him to buy a cooler in order to increase his sales of drinks and soft drinks. Since he received his Kiva loan he has been supporting his family, since he has involved them in his two activities and they are generating incomes by helping him out. He is very happy about this. Manuel tells his Kiva lenders the following: 'Thank you so much for this loan and for the opportunity to make my business grow'.

He is now applying for a new Kiva loan, which he will use to buy sacks made out of synthetic thread and of fique, both of which are in high demand at his market, and he will also invest in soft drinks, an activity that generates incomes and complements the profits made from selling sacks. He is efficiently investing his Kiva loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Isabel Valencia



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