A loan of $275 helped to repair his vehicle and buy stock of fruit and vegetables in bulk.

Luis Alfonso's story

Luis is a hardworking and humble 53-year-old man, he is married and father to four children who he has got ahead in life through a lot of effort and perseverance. He has been working as an independent sales person for the last 20 years selling fruit and vegetables, because he needed to generate an income to get by, he started with a cart which he pushed through many streets in the city selling fresh fruit and vegetable. Little by little, with the good profits he made from his work he managed to buy a vehicle, of an old model, but which has worked and allowed him to continue working in a more comfortable manner.

The loan that Luis is seeking is to invest in the repair of the vehicle and to purchase fruit and vegetables in bulk, this will enable him to continue offering a good service to his customers who, given his long service in this field, know him and buy from him on a daily basis. Luis dreams of having the financial capacity to give his children a secondary and tertiary level of education so that they become well-rounded and successful professionals and that they can enjoy better living and life conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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