A loan of $800 helped to buy a fast-food cart, cooking utensils, and wholesale stock (breads, salsas, cold meats, cheeses, and soft drinks, among other items).


Jesús Alfonso's story

Jesús, at the age of 26, works as a practicioner of accounting in a consulting business located in the town where he lives. But, in the spirit of generating income on his own account, he wants to begin a productive project, a fast food business, since he has knowledge about the management of this type of business because he had the opportunity to work in this field at the age of 18. His entrepreneurial spirit, his enthusiasm, and his will to achieve and progress drive him to apply for the loan, with which he wants to buy a fast-food cart, cooking utensils, and wholesale stock (breads, salsas, cold meats, cheeses, and soft drinks, among other items). Thus he will be able to start up his business idea, with which he hopes to generate the necessary income to assist his family with the economic burden of the household. Furthermore, he has the advantage of having knowledge in accounting, which will allow him to better track his income and expenditures in order to make this business a source of income that in time is profitable and sustainable. Jesús shows his eagerness to start his project, since he wants to get a reputation and become known in the district and in the future be able to set up his business in a well-located commercial location with a greater flow of people, generating greater income to offer his family a better quality of life and well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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