A loan of $1,000 helped meat.

Joel Adolfo's story

Joel, 55, owns a butcher's shop. He lives in a a periurban area outside of Guayaquil called Duran, which is known for its deteriorating ecosystem.

He gained experinece at a butcher's years ago, when was working towards a stable economic situation. With some savings and perseverance he was able to buy enough meat to set up his own business. He is currently renting premises, where he sells meat at $ 1.80 per pound and pork at $ 3.00 per pound.

With the loan he wants to buy meat so as to sell more variety. In future he wants to open several branches to ensure his old age and his wife's.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort

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