A loan of $775 helped to buy corn to expand his business.

Francisco's story

Francisco, 48, is married and lives with his four children and spouse in the department of Suchitepequez. He says that he works buying and selling corn in the community's local market. He chose this work because previously he worked planting corn. This is how he became interested in this work, which is quite productive in terms of generating income and profits. He says he also has land where he harvests bananas and maxán plants. He does this to take advantage of the resources that he has. Now he has been in this line of work for 18 years, which is why he has decided to expand his business. He is asking for a loan of Q 6,000 to buy corn and that way, to be able to increase his profits to support his family. He says that one of his dreams is to build a place where he can store his products and to buy a corn mill, to provide better service to his customers, in order to improve his family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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