A loan of $400 helped to buy groceries.

Pedro Luis's story

Pedro, 19, is single and lives with his parents and siblings in beautiful Monte Mercedes in Sacsiguán Centro, Sololá. He operates a grocery shop in his house, which provides income for his education and for his family. He started his business three years ago, and the job lets him study. He is in the fifth year of the business administration program. He manages his store in the morning and studies in the afternoon so that he can be successful and improve his family's standard of living.

Sales have been steady, and profits are adequate; therefore, he has applied for a loan of Q 3,000 to buy more inventory, expand his store, and offer his customers more variety. He dreams of finishing his degree and opening another shop so that he can earn more to further his education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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