A loan of $525 helped buy a glass warming case and food supplies.


Guillermo León's story

Guillermo lives in a popular neighborhood in the middle of the city, which has found itself affected by the wave of violence caused by confrontations between gangs. Nevertheless, he gets up in the early hours every morning and goes to work at his own business, a stand where he sells fried foods. He started this some years ago as an alternative means of earning money to meet his household expenses. At his stand, he sells cakes, coffee, fried foods such as empanadas, pastries, meat pies, and donuts, juices, sodas and more. This business earns him enough money to meet his family's daily needs.

The credit he is requesting will be used to strengthen his business and improve its image. With the money, he will buy a new warming glass case and replace the deteriorating one that he has now. He will also buy various supplies at wholesale, including vegetables, chicken, beef, sauces, coffee, soda and more. This will help him attract new customer and offer them a variety of products that will suit the tastes of the workers, which all means more sales and more income. Guillermo says that his age doesn't stop him from continuing to fight to meet his goals. He takes every day with more dedication and drive so that he can achieve his dream of opening a business in its own location, improving his working conditions and earning greater profits, all with the goal of improving the well being and living conditions of his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund



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