Light Workers

Perpetual Light Fund Winner 142

Leonidas, of El Salvador, Winner of the $50 Microenterprise Fund (May 2017)

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Leonidas' Story

Leonidas never had the opportunity to go to school. He is in a relationship and his partner is in the business of selling fruits and vegetables. 

He has two children. One of them lives with him and works in agriculture. 

Leonidas is a merchant. He has worked at this for the last 20 years. He learned it from his father who was a traveling salesman. 

Leonidas sells fruits and vegetables in various cantons, and he travels by bus. His work day begins at 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

He will use the loan to buy more fruit and vegetables in order to continue selling. 

Leonidas would like to have a shop in town so that his son can help him with the business.