A loan of $1,200 helped to buy toys, lamps, and umbrellas.

Julio Lauro's story

Julio is 37 years old and is an informal salesman of various items in the streets of Guayaquil. He lives in part of the suburbs of Guayaquil.

Since he was young, he started to work as an informal salesman in order to have his own money and to help his parents with their family's expenses. Now he works with other people, as a group of merchants selling electronic items and other products. He works every day, including holidays, in order to provide for his wife and 11 year-old daughter.

In order to continue making sales, he wants to use this loan to buy toys, lamps, and umbrellas to sell. In the future, he would like to build his house better and to have more customers, in order to give his family a better life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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