A loan of $3,175 helped to buy merchandise in bulk (pens, notebooks, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc.) and 2 display cabinets on which to store his products.


Nelson Emilio's story

Nelson, who is 41 years old, is the father of a 7-year-old boy and lives in a common law marriage with his partner. Nineteen years ago, he had to move to the city because he was a victim of forced displacement due to the violence that occurred in the village where he had been living. He had to leave behind everything that he had built, including his farm and coffee crops, and start over from nothing.

He began working in real property, making investments for which he earned a commission, but now he would like to start his own business and generate income for himself. His project consists of establishing a store selling miscellaneous goods, which will offer a variety of products like paper goods, jewelry, cleaning products, and other things. He already has a property located on a corner and he has been researching possible suppliers.

Nelson is a thriving entrepreneur who has vision and works towards achieving his goals. He request the support of this loan to purchase merchandise in bulk (pens, notebooks, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc.) and 2 display cabinets on which to store his products. This way, he will be able to begin his business project, which he hopes will generate the income necessary to provide his family with the basic necessities, bring his son forward in life, and provide a better quality of life and well-being to his immediate family in the near future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel



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