A loan of $325 helped to buy a laminating machine, a fridge, pop, and games.

Luis Fernando's story

Luis is a young 24-year-old entrepreneur. After finishing his secondary studies, he decided to get training in systems because he has been interested in this subject from a young age. After some time, and with his father's financial support, he started his own business: an internet cafe that has been welcomed by the community and, bit by bit, has become positioned in the market. He works in his cafe every day from 10 am to 10 pm. With the passing of time, he has been increasing his services with photocopiers, phone minutes, cell phone accessories, printers, and stationery. This way, he has been able to generate an income to cover his personal costs and pay for his university studies.
He will invest this loan in the purchase of a laminating machine, a fridge, pop, and games. This will allow him to expand his portfolio and offer a more complete service which will solidify his customer base and improve his income.
Luis plans to finish his university studies and become a professional. In the future, he dreams of opening another service point. This will allow him to improve his living conditions and his well-being, as well as that of his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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