A loan of $1,000 helped for flour, eggs, lard.

Luis Alberto's story

Luis used to live in La Sierra. His wife’s godfather had several bakeries in Guayaquil and offered him the opportunity to stay. Since then they live in Guayaquil (about 14 years approximately). The work is done by himself and his family. They start at 4pm and go until 9pm. One of the difficulties is robbers and the competition his store has in the market since he sells almost 900 pieces of bread daily.

He is married and his wife helps him in the business. He has three children who are 14, 12 and 2 years of age. The oldest has left high school and has not gone on to university.

He plans to use the loan to buy flour, eggs and lard. His goals are that the business prosper and he wants to set up an internet café and that his oldest son and two other children continue in school.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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