A loan of $825 helped wilson is applying for this loan through Kiva and Mifex in order to purchase a larger inventory of platanos, or plantains, and yucca to offer in various markets.


Wilson's story

Wilson has been selling platanos of all kinds for 20 years now. He learned the business from his father, and he knows the ins and outs of growing, harvesting, marketing, and selling his fruit. His wife helps him run the small store in Guayaquil, Ecuador when she isn’t working herself in the breakfast restaurant next door. Wilson is applying for this loan through Kiva and Mifex in order to purchase a larger inventory of platanos, or plantains, and yucca to offer in various markets. Wilson and his wife have two children who also lend a helping hand in the businesses. This unified family is focusing on improving its livelihood by working hard and gradually saving enough money to expand their business so it can accommodate hundreds of customers every day.



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