A loan of $400 helped to expand his clothes business.

Carlos Alberto's story

H. M. Carlos Alberto is 25 years old. He lives with his common-law wife and has a 3 year-old daughter called Carla. They live in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood, in the Ventanas district, in the province of los Ríos.

H. is a member of the Nuevo Porvenir (New Future) solidarity group which is in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood of Ventanas. This group has 10 members who are mostly in the business of buying and selling.

H. works in the banana industry and also sells clothes. He makes his purchases in the city of Guayaquil and sells in the Ventanas district.

He is requesting this loan to expand his clothes business. He believes that the loan will help him provide his family with a better life. His dream is to continue working in order to be successful. The challenge which he faces is the competition from warehouses. In his spare time he likes to play cards and work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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