A loan of $500 helped to buy the youghert, fruit, glasses and sugar per quintal.

Cactulo Enrique's story

Every morning Cactulo, 50, gets up with his wife and mother-in-law to prepare soft drinks to be sold during the day, as well as yoghourt. Since he was 21 years old, this has served to support the family. This businessman and father of four children aged 12, 21, 23 and 24, is responsible for his wife and one of his children who still goes to school.

Cactulo could only study through primary grades, but his dedication and effort went ahead. He was hired, but after suffering a problem in his back, he had to retire. But his dreams did not end there. So he invested in the business with his wife and got a job as a night security guard.

Cactulo needs now is a loan to buy sour milk, fruits, and sugar per quintal, and glasses to save money, and to get more products to offer and of course increase his income. Among his plans is to invest in his home but his current goals are getting into the business of selling food.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joyce Bogner-Bohn

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