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Total loan: $1,225
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Gustavo

Colombia
Envigado, Colombia / Internet Cafe

A loan of $1,225 helped to start his own business with his wife.


Gustavo's story

Gustavo, who is 67 years old, is happily married and the father of three children whom he has gotten ahead through a great deal of effort and dedication.

Some time ago, he moved with his family from his native city to seek out new opportunities to get ahead and to be closer to some relatives. During his professional life he worked for a finance company and he started an internet café on the side to make more money and ensure his family's wellbeing.

He has more than 15 years of experience, which motivated him to start the same business with his wife (see photo), which will be located in the house where he lives with his family. He has purchased all the computer equipment and printers with savings, but he wants to include stationery products for his customers to buy, which require some display cases, stationery supplies, and snacks, soda, candy, and other things. This will allow him to restart his business and generate income for his family.

Gustavo tells us that his greatest wish is to set up his business well and to establish it in the area so that it is known, profitable, and allows him to enjoy a better quality of life in the company of his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: January 21, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: January 21, 2014