A loan of $225 helped buy thread, dyes, insoles, and soles for shoe repair.

Tito Guillermo's story

Tito is 39. He is married, and he lives with his wife and their two daughters in the “Pueblo Joven” (nickname for a shanty town) Atusparias in the José Leonardo Ortiz district. It is located five minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

He has been working close to 15 years in a small shoe repair stand. It is near the Moshoqueque market (main wholesale market in the city). He gets up very early every day to take care of his customers’ orders. Due to the constant demand for his services, he stays there very late.

His business is the only source of income for his family. Therefore, every day he puts forth maximum effort to get ahead in his business. He is asking our institution for a loan for 600 PEN, which he plans to use to buy the necessary materials like thread, dyes, insoles, and soles, etc.

His biggest desire is to buy a “mototaxi” (a motorized vehicle used to transport cargo and passengers), which would give him an extra daily income. This way he could give his family a greater economic stability like giving his daughters the opportunity to have some type of post high school education.

Tito has previously worked with us, and he has demonstrated responsibility and punctuality in his payments. Therefore, he is considered to be an excellent client.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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