A loan of $1,075 helped to buy more women's clothes to stock his shop.

Juan Francisco's story

Juan is a displaced person from Sincelejo; he’s 40-years-old, in a common law relationship and has three children who are 9, 7 and 3 years of age. To start supporting himself in a new city he needed to sell fruit in the street to provide sustenance for his children.

In time, Juan got the opportunity of buying merchandise and at present is selling women’s clothing that his wife makes; she has a home-based sewing workshop. However, they manage their businesses separately because his wife manufactures for other businesses downtown in order to have resources for her family.

In addition to selling the clothes his wife makes, Juan also sells cell phones minutes because there are many passersby in the sector where his business is located. He’s requesting the loan to stock up on more merchandise (women’s clothing) for his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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