A loan of $1,575 helped to buy chickens.


Carlos Alberto's story

42-year-old Carlos is married with 3 children, and was born in Esmeraldas. He currently lives in Guayaquil but misses his hometown, especially the music and delicious cocktails that mesmerize visitors. His wife Nelva is a maid, and also sells products through catalogs. Their children help with her business in her spare time.

Carlos started raising and selling chickens at home to generate more income and spend more time with his family. He works every day to feed the birds in their hatchery. His biggest concern is that during the winter, the animals need more care. This is his fifth loan, and he wishes to buy more chickens to expand his business. Carlos' goal is to buy a house in a quieter area, as he fears that their children could be influenced by crime.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig



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