A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase tables, glue, and paint.

Manuel Jesus's story

Manuel is 39 years old and lives in the outskirts of Guayaquil. He is a photographer. His two children are 8 and 6 years old, respectively.
He has been a photographer for several years. He had to choose this occupation to support his family because of a lack of other opportunities. He had to buy a camera and a computer to digitalize the photos. Little by little, with the help of his wife, he acquired a small photography store. Now he and his wife work late into the night because they have many customers.
For the growth of his business, he wants to buy tables, glue, and paint with this loan. In the future, he would like to have a bakery in order to earn additional income and improve the life of his children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Schell

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