A loan of $650 helped to buy cards, notebooks, wall charts, stuffed animals, as well as cell phone cards and top-ups.


Milton Rafael's story

Milton has always been a man who works. At 48, he has had several businesses in various cities. Currently, he lives in Las Orquídeas, in the northern section of Guayaquil, where he has a school supplies store where he sells various items from stationery to gift items.

He has several years of experience as a merchant, only previously, he had a hardware store in Libertad. For family reasons he decided to live in Guayaquil, so he liquidated his business and opened a school supplies store.

He runs the store without assistance from 7:00 in the morning to 6:30 in the afternoon, and likes it because he enjoys it and feels useful. With the loan he is applying for, he will buy cards, notebooks, wall charts, stuffed animals, as well as cell phone cards and top-ups.

He hopes his business grows so that he can pay the loan installments with no difficulties, and keep his store going, as it is how he supports his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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