A loan of $1,000 helped roofing materials, cement, bathroom fixtures.


Bayron Lenin's story

Byron V., 29, lives in an area on the outskirts of Guayaquil. His house is concrete and has basic services like water, electricity and sewerage. Byron has been a fishmonger for a long time because his father was in the same line of work and Byron learned from him from a very early age. Byron works alonside his younger brother and his mother from 9am until 1pm. He buys albacore at $1.15 a pound, carita (Pacific moonfish) at $0.12 a pound and shrimp at $1.40 a pound. His greatest obstacle at work is a physical disability in his right leg. Although a problem, it isn't an impediment, and he forges ahead to insure a good future with his wife. They have no children yet because his first priority is to have economic stability. With the financing he wants to buy roofing materials, cement and bathroom fixtures to build his house for his family's future. In the future, he would like to be a fish distributor to fishmongers in his area and to stay together with his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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