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Cesar

Cesar has been selling clothes and shoes for 9 years. Before opening his own business he taught tennis at a local academy where he used to practice with his friend in his free time.



While Cesar was happy with his job, as time passed he decided to leave the tennis academy so that he could dedicate his life to the teachings of Christ. He began preaching at a local penitentiary to the inmates and prison guards, and one day an inmate was admiring the pants he was wearing, and asked him to sell them to him. At this moment, Cesar realized that even inside the prison system there existed a market for the sale of merchandise. He began to bring goods-clothes, shoes, and accessories- with him when he visited the prison, and little by little he established his business. Cesar now visits the prison three days a week, on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. He is able to both preach, and make a living. In addition, he has two inmates who help him with his business on the weekends, when the demand is highest.



Cesar would like a loan so that he can invest in more merchandise as he has reached a point where the demand for his products outweighs what he is able to supply. He would also like to expand his business to another area of the prison system, but has not been able to yet due to a lack of capital.



Cesar is 40 years old, and has three children who are in school, and help him with the business in their spare time. He is married, and his wife is a nurse. Cesar owns a motorcycle, but would like to buy a car one day to help him transport his goods. He is confident in his business skills, and he knows that with the help of those around him he will continue to succeed.



Translated from Spanish by Michelle Kreger, a Kiva Volunteer.



Cesar tiene una experiencia de 9 años en la venta de ropa y zapatos. Al comienzo el se inicio como profesor de tenis gracias a un amigo que lo llevo a practicar donde se gano la confianza del dueño y lo contrato para que comience a enseñar en su academia. Luego con el transcurrir del tiempo logra dar un giro a su vida y se convierte a Cristo, lo que lo lleva a predicar la palabra a la Penitenciaria del Litoral en donde están los presos del Ecuador. En ese lugar cierto día lleva un pantalón y un preso le dijo véndemelo a lo que el accedió viendo en ese momento que dentro de ese lugar había potencial de venta. Comenzó a llevar mercadería y al momento ya cuenta con su mercado de clientes, logrando hacer las dos actividades dentro de ese lugar el que lo visita los días miércoles, sábado y domingos desde las 8 a.m. hasta las 5 p.m. Inclusive tiene dos internos que le ayudan con el negocio los fines de semana ya que la demanda es buena.



Cesar desea el crédito para poder invertir en mercadería ya que al momento tiene bastante demanda y desea abrirse a otro sector dentro del Penal pero por falta de capital no lo hace.



Cesar tiene 40 años y tres hijos los cuales estudian y en sus días libres trabajan junto a el ayudándolo en el negocio, su esposa es enfermera particular. Actualmente el cuenta con la moto en la foto pero a futuro desearía comprarse un carro para poder trasladar la mercadería ya que en su moto no puede llevar mucho. El sabe con la ayuda de todos lo va ha lograr.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 54
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  • $24,295,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Cesar invest in clothing to sell in local penitentiaries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 10, 2007
Listed
Jan 24, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 6, 2007