A loan of $300 helped to buy sugar, coconut, milk and fruit.


Pastor's story

Pastor González is 60 years old and lives in the Fortin district in the outskirts of Guayaquil. His house is made of cement and only has one basic service, which is electricity. His wife is a homemaker and with her he has 2 children, one who is 17 and another who is 13. They study in a private school. Pastor started out 15 years ago making ice cream. Gradually, he established a business selling ice in bags, and continued to grow this business, since it generated very good earnings. Now he works each day from 10am until 5pm selling ice creams flavored with coconut, strawberry, and milk, as well as chewing gum, bagged ice, fruit extracts, grated coconut and other items. One of the drawbacks is that there is a lot of crime in the area where he lives. With the loan he will buy sugar, coconut, extracts, and milk so that he can have more products to sell. Five years from now he would like to have a store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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