A loan of $1,000 helped to buy sheets, bedspreads, shoes, etc.

Ismael's story

Ismael, 43, is married and has two children; they live in his own house. He has been a street merchant for more than ten years. With his wife’s help he heads out every day to sell his products in order to support his family. His work is very demanding because he has to go house to house to make sales. He currently has a regular clientele that knows the quality and good prices he has. He also comments that he goes out every day with enthusiasm and optimism that he’ll make big sales; he doesn’t lose hope and goes out to sell thinking of a better future. The loan will be used to buy merchandise like sheets, bedspreads and shoes, among others.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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