A loan of $1,750 helped to buy food.

Jorge Luis's story

Opening more sales outlets and even thinking about expanding on a national level are the dreams that keep Jorge going every day. All of his life Jorge has been an exemplary employee but, for health reasons, at his previous work he was moved to a point of sale at his job. After seeing his employers waste opportunities to make sales and profits, Jorge decided to start his own business and, with the help of micro-loans, Jorge has expanded his business up to the point that he now has a part-time employee.

With a dream of expanding his business by opening in new towns, on new sites and to other customers, Jorge is applying for a loan. He will invest this loan in paying for an ice-box that he recently bought, and to buy more stock to implement a stronger sales strategy. Jorge wants to offer good prices for customers, and prove that a humble worker can achieve whatever dream he wants if he fights for it.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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