A loan of $650 helped to buy cakes and water.

Rene Paul's story

René has enjoyed working since he was ten-years-old, and for this reason her has started his own activity selling cakes traveling around the sectors of Portoviejo, his native soil. He started selling a few products, and his inventory has been growing little by little with the increase in the number of customers. He travels around the sectors all day long, Mondays to Fridays. René sells less in winter, as the weather does not help him selling his products, as well as during school holidays, because schools are a great market for him. He charges $ 0.15 for one cake and $ 1.80 for a packet. He is happily married with Maria Isabel, who creates Styrofoam items for children’s parties, and their daughter who foes to kindergarten. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy cakes and water to sell. In the future he would like to own and run a bigger shop in order to create jobs and to increase his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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