A loan of $700 helped purchase notebooks & candy.

Geovanny Javier's story

Geovanny is 34 years old and lives in Fortín de Guayaquil (a mountainous periuban area with dirt roads, hills, and a deteriorating ecosystem). He manages a stationery shop called “Ecuador Bazaar”.

Twelve years ago, Geovanny began selling eyeglasses for an optician. Over time and with some effort, he was able to distribute these items to stores. However, he wanted to generate more income, so he invested his savings in a stationery shop and bought display cabinets to start his own business. He works every day from 6am until 9pm.

To expand his business Geovanny will use his loan to buy notebooks and candy. In the future, he wants to finish the construction of his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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