A loan of $1,575 helped to buy wholesale stock (fruit and vegetables in season).


Jorge Luis's story

Jorge is 55 years old and earns a living running his own business, a greengrocer's which he bought approximately a year ago. It is situated in the central park of his home town so it is very busy. He gets help from a sister who does the accounts and when the shop is busy she also helps to serve the customers. In this way Jorge is able to generate enough income to contribute towards his household expenses. Currently he is asking for the loan to buy wholesale stock (fruit and vegetables in season) which will allow him to have enough stock to meet the demand for products and face the various challenges caused by unexpected rises in food prices. This affects his finances and his customers since the prices are very variable and unstable. By doing this he will be able to increase sales and the income he makes. Jorge says he wants to continue working hard to move his business forward and so fulfil his dream of buying his own shop where he can do his business, giving him better profits and better income, so he can improve his parents' wellbeing and quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally



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