A loan of $1,600 helped to buy a larger quantity of products (plantains, yuca, watermelon, yams, potato and mango).

Ignacio José's story

Ignacio is a 53-year-old man who is in a civil union with his spouse and has a 16-year-old daughter. All of his childhood, he lived on farms, where he learned agricultural work. However, 20 years ago due to violence issues and lack of job opportunities, he decided to move to another municipality in search of new opportunities to move forward. He made a living as a street vendor, offering different products such as plantains, yams, yuca and watermelon, among others. With this, he has generated income to support his family daily.

Ignacio is a hard-worker and is responsible. In spite of economic hardships, he always fights to move his family forward. He therefore is asking for a second round of loans. He wishes to invest in purchasing a larger quantity of products (plantains, yuca, watermelon, yams, potatoes, mangos) and take advantage of the discounts. He will be able to offer a wider variety to his customers and generate more income. He wishes to fulfill his dream of providing his daughter a higher education so that she can be a great professional and also improve the quality of life for all the family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Gleason

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