A loan of $1,000 helped textbooks and magazines.

Cesar Galo's story

Cesar is 45 years old, a bookseller, and lives in Las Orquídeas in Guayaquil (an urban area called Las Orquídeas – the orchids – because there were a lot of orchid flowers when it was discovered).

A friend of Cesar’s family suggested to him that to earn more, he should sell magazines and university textbooks. When he gathered the sufficient funds, he bought books and magazines to sell. He currently sells every day from 8am to 6pm, traveling the streets and selling to his acquaintances and friends. Now, he has a client list of 150 that buy his books at approximately $50.00 and up.

With the loan, he wants to buy all types of books so that his customers have more variety when they buy. In the future, he wants to be leading supervisor of a group of book salesmen.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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