A loan of $1,000 helped purchase of gallons of water and cement.

Renato Juan's story

Renato, 50 years old, lives on the outskirts of Guayquil, and he works in the informal sector selling gallons of water. He works collecting and delivering water bottles.

He began renting small apartments in order to provide for his family, but he needed more income. He decided to sell gallons of water from his home and now sells each gallon for $2.50. He still rents apartments, and his wife helps him manage his rental properties while he sells water.

He wants to continue with his business and buy plastic bottles for water and cement to make improvements on his apartments. In the future he would like to be an official distributor of bottled water.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick King

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