A loan of $1,100 helped to buy meats.

Wilson Alberto's story

The Unión y Trabajo Communal Bank meets every fifteen days in the city of Manta, known for its lovely beaches that people visit throughout the year, and for being a city of unequaled beauty with lots of tourists attractions.

Here we meet Wilson, fifty-two. He's married with one five-year-old daughter, although he has five grown children from a prior relationship. Now he has only the one daughter at home because she is in school. He wife is a homemaker.

Wilson has a meat business: twice a week he goes to the slaughterhouse to buy the best meat to process and send to the city of Quito. His clients pay for their products directly into Wilson's savings account. He has never had a problem doing business this way because his clients are very dutiful and serious people. Wilson has been in business for more than ten years and his clients are ordering larger and larger quantities of meat all the time.

Wilson is seeking a loan to buy more meat to send his clients. He's completed eight loan cycles with the communal and he likes it because the loans really help him fund his business.

His dream is to buy a small truck so he can transport his own goods.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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