A loan of $1,000 helped to buy stock merchandise for his grocery store.

Faustino's story

Faustino, 61, lives with his wife and has no dependent children. He lives in southern Honduras in the community of San Lorenzo, Valle. He owns his house and for the last ten years has worked selling groceries, soft-drinks, vegetables and pork.

Faustino also works in construction. He has apartments that he rents and his customers are friends, neighbors and people who are traveling on the highway to the hospital. His business is located in a good zone because he has many customers. He’s very hardworking and forward-looking and his wish is to improve.

Faustino is asking for a loan to buy shortening, rice, sugar, beans, sauces, pasta, salt, bread, cookies, etc. and also to do some home improvements. With this loan’s support he hopes to increase his income and improve his business. He’s very happy to continue working with Prisma. His dream is to build more rooms to rent.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - September, 2013.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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