A loan of $600 helped purchase merchandise to expand business.

Samuel Saul's story

Samuel Saúl G. S. is 22 years old. He is single, and lives with his parents in the Ventanas canton, Los Ríos province. He does not have any children.

Samuel belongs to the group Ventanilla Dole, located in the precinct of the same name in the parish of Puerto Pechiche Cantón Pueblo Viejo. This group of 16 members is dedicated to short-cycle labor, mostly the cultivation of bananas.

Samuel works in agriculture, planting bananas on farmland that he leases. He does his shopping in Guayaquil and makes sales from his home and in the Ventanas market.

He is seeking credit to purchase merchandise to expand his business. The credit will help him economically, to meet his needs. His dream is to have a house and to buy land to cultivate. He enjoys walking and playing sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Trisha Bury

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