A loan of $550 helped to buy a multifunction printer and to stock up on snacks and soft drinks.


Jonatan's story

Jonatan, 24 years old, lives with his partner in a common law marriage. He is a young entrepreneur, with vision and a great desire to get ahead but due to a lack of work experience it has been difficult for him to find employment opportunities. This has led him to live in a very unstable economic situation and for that reason he was motivated to start his own business, an internet café and video game room. Additionally he has slot machines and sells soft drinks and snacks to supplement his income during the two years that he has been up and running. He had never had experience in systems management but he has been learning with a lot of effort and dedication. This has allowed him to obtain income to bring the daily food to his home. He is requesting a loan as a support for improving his business. He wants to invest it in the purchase of a multifunction printer and to stock up on snacks and soft drinks. In this way he will expand the portfolio of services that he offers and this will allow him to increase his sales and his income in order to be able to save and achieve one of his principal goals which is to see his business grow and in this way give his wife a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings



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