A loan of $800 helped to provide maintenance, to repair, and to improve the equipment in his place.


Jairo Antonio's story

Jairo is a mature man who is experienced in living a life full of obstacles. Like many Colombians, it falls to him to forge his path with effort and patience. It is very clear to him that sometimes life does not smile on everyone. However, it is clearer to him that this is no reason to lose heart and be taken over by the bad situation. His best-known phrase is that intelligent men come out of the worst moments. Perhaps this sentence does not make sense, or only he understands it. He explains it very simply. The only thing it means to say is that the most intelligent solutions come from the worst situations. That is how he got into the world of micro-finance. He did it in order to start his place of renting entertainment. It is a place where children are able to distract themselves by playing video games. With the business he has managed to grow and to cover all of his expenses. He now needs monetary help in order to maintain and adapt the place. With his first loan he managed to set up the business. What he is seeking is to make it attractive and so that it has equipment that functions optimally. This single man’s big dream is to find a life partner with whom he is able to tend to the business and to grow financially in a family environment where the main values are love and respect.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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