A loan of $1,875 helped to buy chairs, tables, blenders, kitchen tools, fruits, vegetables, meat and fizzy drinks.

Adriano De Jesús's story

Adriano is 37 years old, he is single and has no children. He has spent all of his life in the country, where he has been engaging in farming since he was very young, and thanks to this activity he has earned an income to daily support his family. “Farming has been deeply hit and affected by guerilla, vaccines and by the weather, and this makes of agriculture a very uncertain activity”: with these words Adriano shows his concern for the difficult situation people are subject to in the fields. For this reason he has decided to ask for his first loan, and he will use it to set up a fast-food activity. He has already rented a locale and he needs to buy chairs and tables, ingredients to prepare food (fruit, vegetables, meat, fizzy drinks) and working tools (blenders, kitchen tools) to start tending to his customers and to offer them good quality products. He will get support for this project form a relative who is already experienced in preparing and selling fast foods, and who will guide him and teach him everything related to this activity. This is how Adriano hopes to make one of his biggest dreams come true: owing and managing a big shop that will help him being well-known in his trade area, in order to improve his standard of living by earning an extra income that will complement the one from his farming activity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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