A loan of $800 helped to buy cell phone recharges, stationery, printer ink and 2 computers.

Johann's story

For six years, Johann, 23, has been in business offering internet services, photocopying, scanning, transcriptions and the sale of cell phone call minutes to the neighbors and passersby who go past his business every day.

His goal is to update his equipment and modernize his entire infrastructure so he can get a lot more customers. To achieve this, the greatest challenge to him is his work capital, which on its own is not enough to fulfill the growth expectations that Johann has. For this reason, he is asking for a Kiva loan, which he will use to buy phone recharges, stationery, printer ink and two computers. With his loan he will kick start his dream of modernization, which will allow an increase in his customer base leading to more income and a better way of life.

It must also be added that Johann works 13 hours a day, every day of the week, including weekends to achieve his goals, large and small.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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