A loan of $500 helped to fix a machine and buy ingredients (sugar cane, lemons, ice, etc.).


José Casimiro's story

Jose is an older man who moved to the city over 30 years ago. He worked many years in construction but because of his age the work was too draining so he decided to go into business selling "guarapo" (sugar-cane liquor). He has been in business for eight years and things are going well for him. His goal is to expand the business and provide good customer service. The loan he is requesting is to fix the machine he has and also buy ingredients (sugar cane, lemons, ice, etc.) to offer quality products. There is a lot of demand which generates a nice income so he hopes to be able to give his children a good education for the future as well as provide a quality lifestyle for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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