A loan of $300 helped cheese, watermelons.


Nicolas Augusto's story

Nicolás León lives in a house made out of sugar cane stalks in the Paraíso sector of Guayaquil. He is a widower and had children with his wife, all of whom are now married and working.

Eight years ago, when he became unemployed, Nicolás started his business: he began selling cheese by the pound. Until today, he continues to sell cheese by the pound and watermelons by the unit. He works from 6am until 6pm from Monday through Sunday. One of the complications he faces is that he has no means of transportation and has to pay shipping fees because, since he works alone, it's difficult for him to leave his business unattended.

This loan will be used to buy cheese and watermelons. In the future, he'd like to have a larger stand so that he could sell other products like rice and oil.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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