A loan of $375 helped to buy fruits at wholesale prices.


Francisco's story

Francisco is 66 years old and is a very happy and enthusiastic person. In spite of his age he has a contagious charisma and above all, he has a great desire to get ahead. He is the father of six, all of whom he loves very much. They have all formed their own families now and his grandchildren are his adoration. Due to limited economic resources, Francisco was only able to study up to the fifth year of secondary school but he would have liked to study a Nursing career. Every day Francisco opens his small business selling juice and sandwiches. He wakes up at five in the morning to prepare his products because many city inhabitants start work at this hour. He serves up to 25 customers a day and believes that he is getting ahead because he has a great faith in God and because his food is full of flavor. Francisco is very thankful for the Kiva lenders because thanks to the help brought forth, he will be able to buy fruits at wholesale prices including apples, plantains and papaya, among others. He has grown in customers and will be able to offer them better service with these purchases. He will continue working hard to make his greatest dreams a reality: to send his youngest child to school for a professional career and improve his home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti



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