A loan of $500 helped to stock his retail business.


Jose Alberto's story

Jose, 41, has made a living for several years selling soaps and detergents. He works as a street vendor, peddling his merchandise from place to place and in the markets near his house. He has lots of customers because he delivers good products at fair prices. He lives in a house that he owns with his wife and son and says his income from the business covers the family's expenses. Jose is applying for a loan that he will use to buy bulk supplies of soaps and detergents that he will resell. The business is his sole source of income and the loan will allow him to carry on the business and better provide for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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