A loan of $850 helped to purchase chicken, potatoes and oil.

Edizon Melbin's story

Edizon,35, is a fast food seller from Quevedo. He has set up his stall at a gas station where he works from Monday to Sunday in the afternoon and evening. He started his business with a small capital investment that he had saved from previous jobs, and thanks to this he was able to buy a cart from which he prepares his dishes to sell.

He attends his stall himself, from Friday to Sunday and sells salchipapas (sausages and potatoes), chicken, hot dogs, burgers and colas. He has an established sector which allows him to maintain his clientele. Edizon is married to Amada who is a housewife and also helps him to sell his products at the weekends. They have one child who attends public school. With money from the loan Edizon will buy chicken, potatoes and oil to sell. He is hoping to increase his income so that he can finish fixing his home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig.

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