A loan of $1,075 helped to buy ice pops to sell.

Franklin Fernando's story

Franklin lives in the city of Portoviejo, which is located on Ecuadorian coast. Ten years ago, he started a business of selling ice pops. He began selling from home by purchasing a few cases since demand was very low. As time passed, he decided to buy a portable cooler and began traveling to different areas of the city. At first he found it to be difficult because most of his time was spent on promotions, but now he has established customers who visit him and buy his product by the packet.

Franklin works alone and his earnings are only enough to cover his expenses, so he is not able to hire an assistant. His loan will be used to buy ice pops in packets that he will sell individually or by the case. In the future, he would like to grow his business even more so that he can provide a better future for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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