A loan helped to buy fabric for his tailor shop.


Gustavo's story

Gustavo is 43 and lives with his family. He has a 20-year-old son who studies at the university. He lives and works in the "Chiguilpe" parish of the cantonal head of the province of "Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas". This sector is in an urban area and has a mild climate.

Gustavo has been a tailor for 15 years. He works more than ten hours a day attending to customers, each of whom receives special care. He wants to buy fabric to offer a wider variety to his customers and improve his shop's service. This is his third loan through the Fundación Alternativa. He likes the payment terms he gets here. With the loans he has been able to improve his business, income and quality of life.

Once he fell ill but was able to keep working to support and care for his family. Now he wants to improve his lifestyle and will work hard to do so.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess.



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