A loan of $600 helped for rolls of film and batteries.

Francisco Tito's story

Francisco S., 59, lives in an urban zone in El Suburbio (located in south Guayaquil and generally inhabited by low-income people), Guayaquil. His wife is a housewife and they have two children who are 29 and 20 years of age.

Since he was little he’s always been interested in cameras but due to lack of funds was never able to buy himself one. When he grew up and had his first job he used his first salary to buy a camera. He started to take pictures of his neighbors and friends but, because he needed to specialize, he started to study photography.

Studying photography led to many friendships that helped him become a professional photographer. Now, this is his main economic activity and how he supports his family. He develops the film in a room in his house and works social events or by contract.

He will use the loan to buy rolls of film and batteries for his cameras so that he will earn higher income to insure his and his wife’s old age.
In the future, he’d like to have his own place to install his photography studio.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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