A loan of $1,100 helped purchase lunch boxes, school bags, notebooks.

Miguel Leoncio's story

Miguel S. is 40 years old, he lives in a suburban area of Guayaquil, his house is built of cement and has also the basic services. Presently he is separated from his wife but has a 9-year-old daughter who goes to a private school.

10 years ago Miguel's older brother went away and decided to leave his vegetable business in his brother´s hands, and little by little the business grew but the exasperating idea of having his own business made Miguel buy some plastic articles and start selling them.

Now he has his own business selling stationary and home products. He works from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. His work is at the market "San Vicente de Paul" where there are many stalls.

With the loan he will buy lunch boxes, school bags, and notebooks for his business. In the future he would like to get other premises to increase his income.

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