A loan of $1,050 helped to pay off a debt to a third party, stemming from the construction of a packing room.

Wilson Adolfo's story

Wilson is an industrious, rural man of 39 years of age. He's married and has a 15-year old teenage son that he has supported with lots of hard work. The start of his work history was 21 years ago as a foreman at a plantation in his area. Afterwards he started his own business with the objective of boosting household finances. The business centers around the growing of hydrangeas that he rented from his now deceased father-in-law, and his production capacity is at 12,000 plants which he sells to an international exporter. He has one full-time employee and is currently registering with ICA so he can sell to other multinational companies. With this loan that's he requesting he will pay off a debt to a third party, which stems from the construction of a packing room. This would allow him to continue his business' growth and additionally get him closer to his goal of marketing to large businesses. That would generate higher income which could then be reinvested in his business to acquire another plant type and diversify his merchandise and guarantee economic stability for the sake of his family's welfare and quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Manolo Rodriguez

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