A loan of $1,200 helped to buy drinks and grains.

Mario Ivan's story

Mario is 45 years old. He lives along the Perimetral Highway of Guayaquil (a periurban area that is situated near a salt marsh). He runs a small store out of the back of his home.

He started out by selling rice, drinks, and other supplies to earn money to support his two children and wife who also helps with the business. He works from 6 in the morning to 9 at night. He sells drinks, grains, and other items.

Mario plans to use the loan to buy more drinks and grains to better stock his store. He would like to see his business grow and offer more products in the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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