A loan of $800 helped to buy a stock of fruits and vegetables (bananas, potatoes, and other vegetables, among other items) wholesale.


Marco Fidel's story

Marco, at the age of 49, is married and the father of six children. He was born and grew up in the countryside, where he learned all types of agricultural work. Thanks to that, he now has crops of beans and capira potatoes. In addition, he alternates his work in the fields with selling fruits and vegetables in the communities near the town where he lives. He buys these products wholesale in the market in the town of Sonsón, and then he distributes them in other towns and communities in eastern Antioquia. In this way he supplements the income he receives to support his family.

This borrower is a vigorous man, hard-working, humble, and persevering. He always wants to give the best to his family, and so he works untiringly to achieve it. He is applying for the loan with the goal of investing it in a stock of fruits and vegetables (bananas, potatoes, and other vegetables, among other items) wholesale in order to have a greater variety of products on hand to offer his customers, satisfying their varied needs. This will be reflected in an increase in his sales and will positively affect the inflow of economic resources to give his family better living conditions and well being. All this will allow Marco to continue advancing so that in the future he can complete his dream of selling the products that he harvests in the plaza of the market in the city of Medellín. In addition, he wants to be able to enjoy the fruits of his hard work at the side of his wife.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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