A loan of $1,000 helped metal door and kitchen supplies.

Vicente Heraldo's story

54 year-old Vicente lives in Guasmo, Guayaquil (an urban zone where the majority of its inhabitants are informal merchants). He has got a "bollos" stall (a plate of bananas and fish, very typical from the beaches of Ecuador). Before he sold "bollos", he worked on a boat as a cook but he didn't make enough money to maintain his family and so he decided to cook his own food and sell it. Little by little and with a lot of hard work, he was able to work independently selling "bollos." Now, in order to expand his business, he wants a loan so that he can purchase a metal door for his business and kitchen supplies. In the future, he wants to have his own restaurant of typical Ecuadorian cuisine.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tracy Quan

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