A loan of $650 helped to buy fruit, vegetables and stock merchandise for his grocery store.

Rodolfo Benito's story

Rodolfo Benito is a single adult with two adult children. He’s from the municipality of Chinandega located in the west of the country. Rodolfo owns a business selling fruit and vegetables like bananas, pumpkins, squash, watermelon, oranges, lemons, passion fruit and guavas, among others that he sells at wholesale and retail. He also has a small grocery store at home that’s he’s been gradually stocking because his fruit and vegetables are perishable items. He’s been in business for several years now and he started because his salary at CPF was insufficient to cover household expenses so he needed to have an additional source of income to move his children, who were still in his care then, ahead.

This isn’t his first loan; he’s repaid his previous loans on time and responsibly. He needs this loan to invest in working capital and stock his business better with the purchase of fruit and vegetables like squash, pumpkin, chayote, bananas, watermelons, oranges, guava, passion fruit and lemons and to stock his grocery store since they are producing higher income and demand has grown in both businesses. Rodolfo is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide to people of low economic resources, merchants, so that they can have a way to earn a living with dignity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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