A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase essential oils and chemicals.

William Leonardo's story

William is 30 years old and lives in the area surrounding the city of Guayaquil. He is married and has two children. The oldest is 10 and the youngest is 8; the two of them attend a public school in the area. His wife earns a living selling cosmetics by catalog. Twelve years ago William began making homemade perfumes since his uncle taught him this work. With the loan he wishes to buy essential oils and chemicals for making perfumes, bottles, etc. His great dream is to be a distributor of perfumes throughout the country and open his own local shop for selling perfumes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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