A loan of $1,075 helped to buy shoes and sneakers.

Leonel Favian's story

Leonel, 36, is married, has a five-year-old son and his wife is expecting a baby. Leonel is a street vendor who sells shoes and sneakers Monday through Sunday. He must walk very far to sell his merchandise. He sells to the tourists who visit the beach called La Ruta del Sol, which is very well-known by both national and international visitors.

He plans to use the loan to buy shoes and sneakers. His goal is to have a shoe store one day so his wife can run it; although he would not quit walking along la Ruta del Sol to offer his merchandise, which he says he does with great effort and not little talent. The impossible is possible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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