A loan of $1,200 helped fabric, frames and foam.


Nicasio Gustavo's story

Nicasio E. is 51 years old and has a cement house with two basic services, water and light, but no plumbing. His house is located in the outskirts of Guayaquil. Nicasio began his business with an idea from a friend who pointed out that there was no furniture upholstery store in that part of the city. His friend helped with the first payment. Now Nicasio works lacquering and upholstering furniture from 8am to 7pm. One the major challenges faced by his business is thieves. His wife works with him sewing the furniture. They have two grown up children. With the loan, he would like to buy 200 meters of fabric, 400 frames and 200 pieces of foam. In the future he would like to increase his upholstery business to secure the future of his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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