A loan of $1,300 helped to do site improvements (paint the walls and redistribute the space).

Elías's story

Elías is a loving father and attentive husband who strives tirelessly to help his family get ahead in life. He has been a man devoted to independent business, as he has had his own business for many years, a delicatessen where he rents billiard games and sells beer, liquor, snacks, sweets and other items.

He works every day in the afternoon, as in the mornings he alternates with his work of recycling, and buying and selling junk which he stores at a site in front of the billiard parlor. In addition, he has a vehicle which he uses to transport recycled materials and also to provides freight service.This is how he generates enough resources to support his household.

The loan he is requesting is to invest in his billiards business, as he needs to do some improvements (paint the walls and redistribute the space). This will allow him to better serve his clientele over the Christmas season, when the flow of customers and sales increase, improving the level of income he gets.

Eliás' goal is to continue with his work and stay in business even longer, so that he can can assure his family of financial stability. This will give him the chance to enjoy a carefree old age, in harmony with those he loves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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