A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase 100 kg each of rice, corn, and beans; 12 cases of hand soap; 12 cases of bath soap; 6 packages of bathroom tissue; 6 gallons of vinegar; 12 boxes of snacks, fruits, and vegetables; 12 packages of detergent; soft drinks; and other goods. These goods are for a shop run by a family member as the client states that there is great demand for basic household products in the area around the shop..


José Fidel's story

José is 42 and has three children ages 10, 13, and 14, respectively. He works building houses, walls, septic tanks, doing interior household repairs, and other tasks related to construction. José has worked in construction for 30 years since he learned this set of skills from family members who were also construction workers. José works wherever his skills are required, whether in the city or the countryside. He ran a small shop before he took up construction.

He is requesting a small loan from the Fundación Campo to purchase 100 kg each of rice, corn, and beans; 12 cases of hand soap; 12 cases of bath soap; 6 packages of bathroom tissue; 6 gallons of vinegar; 12 boxes of snacks, fruits, and vegetables; 12 packages of detergent; soft drinks; and other goods. These goods are for a shop run by a family member as the client states that there is great demand for basic household goods in the area around the shop.

The purchase of these goods will increase the store's inventory and therefore boost sales and the owner's income. The extra income will allow other investments that the owner has been considering.

The store owner wants first to set up the shop in his own home as the community has many houses and he's sure that a store will prosper in that location. He also wants to continue providing for his children's education, having noted that this is the only thing he'll leave them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante



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