A loan of $1,075 helped to buy vegetables and fish.

Carlos Javier's story

Carlos is a 24 year old man, and he has aspirations of growing his business selling bollos (an Ecuadorian dish) in the next few years.

His story began helping his uncle sell bollos, and later he went solo. He works weekends, and his wife helps out. He leaves to travel all over the San Eduardo area, and now he has a stall on the corner close to his house. He’s not having any troubles. He’s married, and his wife has a store. They have children, including a daughter who’s 4 years old and not yet in school.

His dream is to be able to have a cement home and a local store in order to better serve his customers. He would like a loan to invest in his bollos selling business, buying vegetables and fish.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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