A loan helped to buy merchandise to improve his business.


Francisco Gallardo's story

Francisco is 39 years old. He lives with his mother and father in the parish of Cahuasqui, which is located in the northern part of Ecuador. He works maintaining vehicles, such as changing the oil, washing the vehicles etc.

Francisco is looking for the way to make progress through his car washing and lubricating business, in order to obtain and receive income to move his family forward. Moving his family forward requires a loan to be able to boost his business venture by buying merchandise such as oil and tools.

Francisco will be very grateful for the Kiva support in helping with the loan. This will be a support for his household and it will help both him and his family to have better days.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rita Levitz.


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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