A loan of $450 helped to buy materials to recycle and sell, to buy spare parts, and to repair his motorcycle.


Julio Alfonso's story

Julio, 64, is single and lives with his youngest son in the city of San Pedro Sula. He has always been a merchant, and, for the past 10 years, he has sold recycled materials. He buys newspaper, paper, cardboard and plastics to sell to recycling plants.

He has taken out loans to sustain his business. He is in his fourth loan cycle and has applied for a loan of 9,000 lempiras to buy materials to recycle and sell, to buy spare parts, and to repair his motorcycle. His goal is to earn more, sustain his business, and improve his standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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