A loan of $1,000 helped ink, cardboard, paper.

Clemente Eugenio's story

Clemente Jiménez, 49, lives in a periurban area along Guayaquil's beltway in a cement house that has all basic utilities; his wife helps him in his print shop and they have 5 children.

Clemente had to open his print shop after he was let go from the factory he was employed at. Due to lack of employment opportunities, he was forced to invest all his savings in a printing press. Gradually, with help from his family, his business grew.

The printshop he now has is a family busines that he runs with his wife and children, who help him from 7am until 7pm every day. One of his major challenges is the crime in the area.

He will use the funds to buy ink, carboard and paper for his printshop. For the future, he has a silkscreening project with new designs and more novelties.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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