A loan of $550 helped to invest in buying a machine to make shaved ice.

Juan Fernando's story

Juan is 20 years old, single, and lives with his mother, with whom he learned how to sell shaved ice, as she has sold them for several years outside of a school. By necessity, lack of experience and lack of job opportunities, he decided to obtain his own resources, therefore he began selling shaved ice, but he requires the support of a loan to invest in the purchase of a machine to make shaved ice with which he will have the possibility of generating income in order to support his home economically and make real his dream of attending the university in order to have a promising and successful future that will enable him to provide his mother economic stability, well-being, and a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall

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