A loan helped to buy rugs with new designs.


Flavio Rene's story

Rene is 53 years old. He is divorced and has a 15 year old son, Josué who studies in a local educational institute. For 40 years Rene has sold rugs itinerantly, visiting rural locations where he sells on credit. He returns to collect on a bi-weekly basis. This is his only income which allows him to eat, pay for where he lives and educate his son.

Rene will use the money to buy rugs, merchandise with new designs. This will allow him to increase his income to pay his expenses. He wants to expand his business in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.


This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.



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