A loan of $1,000 helped purchase stationery & a display cabinet.

Jose Jonathan's story

José is 21 years old and lives along the Perimetral Highway of Guayaquil (a periurban area with dirt roads and a stream that connects to the river and runs several blocks). He and his mother manage a stationery bazaar, which helps them maintain their household.

Little by little, José and his mother have strived to expand their stationery shop. They work from 8am until 10pm every day selling stationery, CDs, notebooks, and other products. Occasionally his stepfather will help out whenever he has to leave to go study. In order to restock their bazaar and generate more income, José is requesting a loan to buy a display cabinet and stationery.

In the future, he wants to expand his business and capture a larger share of the market.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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