A loan of $1,050 helped to do improvements on his locale to expand his establishment.

Duván Arley's story

Duván is 22 years old. He is the owner of a bar that he opened some years ago with his family's help. It is located on the first floor of his house and it is open every day from 5:00 p.m. until the early morning hours of the next day. He alternates between this activity and working in a business. He has his parents' support to manage the business during the time he has to be working his shift. They offer a variety of liquors and he puts on live music shows, since his father is a musician. In this way, he has been able to acquire the resources to ensure his parents' well being, because the financial responsibility falls on him. Right now, he is asking for the loan to invest in doing some improvements on his locale to expand his establishment. This way, he will be able to attract more customers and increase his sales and the income that results from them. Duván is dreaming of making his business grow in such a way that it will guarantee financial stability in order to be able to study marketing and sales and thus make his business be recognized and sustainable over time, in addition to improving his parents' quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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