A loan of $1,000 helped shoes, clothing, rice.

Máximo Primitivo's story

Máximo R., age 49, lives in the Paraíso de Guayaquil neighborhood. His wife works with him. The pair have 2 children, ages 17 and 10, who attend a private school.

Máximo began working in a wholesale grocer's shop. With the discount they gave him he began selling rice and vegetables from home. Little by little, he was able to set up a store. Now, thanks to the good income he has earned, he was able to install telephone booths and stock general goods. He works everyday, Monday to Sunday, selling rice, tuna, oils, telephone services, etc.

With this loan he wants to buy shoes, clothing, and make-up to better stock his business. In the future he wants to start other branches of his business and thus be able to buy a car for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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