A loan of $1,000 helped buy notebooks, books, and pens.

Mariano's story

Mariana is 55 years old, lives in the suburban zone of Fortín de Guayaquil, and has 3 children. His wife sells chickens and he has a stationary store (in Ecuador called a "bazar") with notebooks, prints, pens, and every type of stationary. He's had the store for a long time and with the help of his wife has been able to expand the business and get out of the crisis that his family was in.

His wife helps him in the stationary store and also helps with the household expenses by selling chickens. They work from 7:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. The notebooks sell for $1.20, pens for $.40, and the prints for $.15. To increase the merchandise the business has, he wants to buy notebooks, books, and pens for the store.

In the future he wants to finish constructing his house and know that his children have completed their studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Burke

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