A loan of $1,000 helped purchase of sugar, rice, and dairy products.

Alfonso Vicente's story

Thirty-year-old Alfonso lives in the Fortín de Guayaquil, an area characterized by its unpaved roads and informal storekeepers and vendors. He has a small general store in the front of his house.
He chose to open his store two years ago to support his four children. Since the opening, he has worked from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. He has not had many problems with the number of customers that he has every day because his wife helps him in the store.
Looking ahead, he would like to make some improvements to his house and have another store to assure that his children have a bright future. As a first step toward achieving these goals, he will use this loan to buy sugar, rice, and dairy products for his store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Schell

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