A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase clothing at low prices to sell.


Rufino's story

Justo Rufino Pérez is a man who dedicates himself to selling women’s and children’s clothing. He has approximately 15 years of experience in this business, which currently is the primary means of income for him and his family. He has a clothing stand in a well-known market in Guatemala, the Roosevelt Market, where women come to purchase his items as well as mothers for their children.

Rufino Pérez states that he has undertaken to provide excellent service to his customers to ensure repeat business, and also indicates that he sells his products at good prices so that they will return to see him.
Rufino buys items to sell such as sweaters, blouses, women and children’s suits, as well as onesies, pants and tops for children.

Rufino comments that during this season he has the opportunity to add another business, given the nearness of the Christmas holidays. The Guatemala municipality, in the month of December, rents two square meters of space to sell holiday-related items. This occurs in the famous 6th Avenue of Guatemala Street, a location with a great deal of commerce.

Rufino needs funding to purchase supplies, so he will have the necessary items to sell. During this season, he has one person to help him at his other stand so that he can make sure both locations are well tended to.

In addition, Rufino indicates that he is well-known at the Roosevelt Market where students from San Carlos University seek him out. He mentions that even professional women visit him to buy his goods, which motivates him further to continue forging ahead along with his family.

Rufino’s dream is to see his family prosper, providing education, good health, a home and, most of all, a loving family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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