A loan of $600 helped to buy basic needs products (cooking oil, rice, and beans, etc.).

Melvin Elenilson's story

Melvin is a person who is very well-known in the community as someone who is honest and responsible. He is currently in a relationship. He lives with his life partner and a four year old son. Seven years ago, due to the need for income on his own accord, he established a small store in his house. He tends to it with his life partner from 5:00 a.m. until pretty late. He does this without a problem.

He is requesting a loan to buy basic needs products (cooking oil, rice, and beans, etc.) and also agricultural supplies (fertilizer, herbicides, and seeds) to plant basic grains. He does this in order to strengthen his business and generate more income.

Melvin dreams of his store being more profitable in order to cover the payments, satisfy his family’s needs, and to assure himself of a future without many limitations.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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