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Total loan: $2,125
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Jhon Jaime

Colombia
Medellín, Colombia / General Store

A loan of $2,125 helped to buy a display case and wholesale products (dairy, grains, eggs, meat, cookies, pastries, sodas, and other items).


Jhon Jaime's story

John, who is 55 years old, is married and has three children. He started learning business when he was eighteen, since he helped his godfather in a butcher shop, where he learned a lot of what he knows today. Thanks to that, he currently runs a grocery store and butcher shop, which he set up six years ago. He works on his own every day from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, and this has allowed him to generate the financial resources he needs to support his wife and children.

This client is an energetic, active, persevering, and hardworking man. He has kept his business going in spite of the problems that arise, since his business is located in one of the areas with highest crime incidence in the city and he is exposed to disorderly conduct and altercations among neighborhood gangs. He must also pay fees to the different groups operating outside the law in order to keep his business open to the public. Even so, he has managed to overcome the situation and has gradually made progress.

The loan he is requesting is to invest in purchasing a display case and wholesale products to stock his business (dairy, grains, eggs, meat, cookies, pastries, sodas, and other items). This will allow him to improve his store's image and attract more customers, and he will also have a wider variety of products available for sale. This will result in an increase of sales and income, which will allow him to continue providing for his family.

John's dream is to strengthen and expand his business, so that in the near future he can buy his own retail space where he could offer employment opportunities and improve financial stability for his family's wellbeing and to increase their quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: August 24, 2013
Expired: October 23, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

27 months
Disbursed date: August 24, 2013
Expired: October 23, 2013