A loan of $600 helped to buy merchandise like acrylic paint, ceramic, paint, etc.

Augusto Manuel's story

Augusto, 28, is a young man living with his wife and two-year-old little boy who he loves very much and works hard for every day to provide with a dignified life that’s full of love above all. Augusto lives in the city of Ica which is noted for having a very hot climate. Agriculture is prevalent here too, especially cotton, grapes and asparagus, among others.

Augusto is a very hardworking man who learned to earn his livelihood with the sweat from his brow since he was a boy because his parents were very humble and he needed to help them meet household expenses. With much effort and savings Augusto started his own business selling crafts and crafts-making supplies like paint, among others. He works around 10 hours daily and can tend to up to 15 customers per day. He believes he does well in his business because of the drive he has to get ahead.

Augusto is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support they give him he will be able to buy merchandise like acrylic paint, clay and paint, among others, for his business. In this way he will have more merchandise to offer his customers and to be able to improve his income. In this way he will be able to continue striving and working daily to make his greatest dream reality: to give his son an education and to be able to be a great businessman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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