A loan of $1,000 helped purchase tables, chairs, and rice.

Angel Alberto's story

Ángel A. is 47 years old and lives in the periurban district of Paraíso in Guayaquil. His house is made of cement and only receives electricity and water and its only basic services. His wife helps him with managing their restaurant. They have two children.

He and his wife started their food business five years ago. Together they sell lunches, but only in the afternoons. Over time, they acquired tables and chairs. He how works from 5am until 11pm every day because he has to buy all the food needed to prepare the meals such as chicken, meat, rice, grains, and vegetables. His children help out occasionally. The main difficulty his business faces is the amount of crime in the area.

With this loan, he will buy another set of chairs and tables, as well as rice for his business. In the future, he wants to open another restaurant and see that his children stay in school.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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