A loan of $1,075 helped to buy merchandise (socks).

Francisco Javier's story

Francisco is 49 years old, has three children, and is in a common law marriage. He worked as an employee for 12 years but after so many years he did not advance and he felt stuck because his salary was not enough to meet the basic needs of his household. So he decided to leave the company and try his luck at working as an independent merchant selling different merchandise and socks on foot in a public space in the city center. He works there every day from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and he was able to buy two houses, and provide an education for his children, thanks to the dedication, and perseverance he has put into his work over the past ten years. He is asking for this loan to buy merchandise in quantity (socks) to stock up for the approaching Christmas season, when his sales and income increase. Francisco wants to strengthen his business and in the future be able to start a larger store that will be more profitable and will allow him to have stable finances so he can provide is family with a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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