A loan of $525 helped to buy stock wholesale (cakes, sweets, biscuits, coffee and other items).

Gonzalo De Jesús's story

Gonzalo is 63 years old and is separated with 7 children. For about 2 years he has had a small business running a mobile stall where he sells cakes, sweets, coffee, juices, mobile phone credit and other items and by doing this he has generated an income to support his family. He works every day from 4am to 3pm, which has made him well known in his area and has enabled him to get good results, since he is situated in a very busy street of the city where he lives.

Gonzalo says his age is no hindrance to carrying on working, since he likes to feel useful and to be able to provide the daily necessities himself. This leads him to ask for a second loan, with the aim of buying stock wholesale (cakes, sweets, biscuits, coffee and other items). With this he will be able to continue with his business, satisfying his customers' needs and preferences and thus improving his daily income. He hopes to continue building up his business so that it guarantees him economic stability and in the near future he hopes to be able to enjoy the fruits of all his hard work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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