A loan of $1,075 helped to buy junk.

Eduardo Antonio's story

Eduardo was born in Quininde, province of Esmeraldas. He remembers how beautiful his hometown was because of the variety of fruits that are grown. He has lived in Quevedo for more than 15 years because his parents migrated in search of a better future for their children. Now he is 26 years old and is still in Quevedo. He has his own family and fights every day for them. He is married to Elsa, a housewife who works taking care of their children, ages 2 years and 4 months.

Eduardo has worked buying and selling junk since he lost his job. When his contract ended he received a settlement, with which he bought a three-wheeled motorcycle and began his job. He decided on this job because an uncle told him it was profitable and taught him the job. He works from 7 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon, covering various areas. He has a microphone to announce the purchase of articles in bad condition. Then he goes to the collection area and sells it.

This is a way to earn his daily living and at the same time help the environment, because of the multiple government campaigns to turn Ecuador into an ecological country.

The loan Eduardo is requesting is to have financing to be able to buy the junk. He is hoping to get together money to buy a car, with which he would expand his routes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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