A loan of $1,075 helped to buy picks, safety helmets, cement, and other supplies.


Nelson Raul's story

Nelson lives in Las Orquídeas, an area north of the city of Guayaquil. He is 36 years old, married, and has a seven-year-old son who attends a state school. Due to the lack of jobs in the country, Nelson made the decision to work on his own as a master bricklayer. He currently works on a contract basis. He builds walls, installs tiles, and lays down floors. Whenever he has a contract, he works from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.


With this loan, Nelson will buy picks, safety helmets, cement, and other supplies. His goal is to have his own business in which he sells construction materials.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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