A loan of $525 helped to buy inventory.


Henry Octavio's story

Henry is an honest and vigorous 50 year old man. He is the father of two teenagers and lives in a common law marriage.

He has been working as an independent merchant for 14 years, selling clothing and hosiery. He learned this on his own and started the business when he became unemployed because his company had a personnel cut. Since then he has been working on the streets to earn a living.

He is asking for this loan to buy inventory in quantity (clothing and hosiery) so he can have a greater variety of styles to satisfy his customer demand and increase his sales and income.

Henry wants to have a store in a local shop so he can increase his profitability and have financial stability so he can provide a better education to his children and have a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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