A loan of $1,575 helped to buy rice, sugar, milk, eggs, bread, oil, noodles tuna and wholesale spices.

Wilson's story

Wilson is 50 years old and he is an entrepreneurial, honest, and hard working man. He is married to Rita and together they have three children that are 21, 15, and 13 years old respectively. He lives in his own home next to his whole family sharing the day-to-day work, effort, and drive to get ahead.

The main work on Wilson is to sell various groceries for human consumption, primarily rice, sugar, eggs, bread, spices, noodles, and other items. His work begins with the purchase of all that he needs to complete his sales. Then he moves by means of the river transportation toward the native communities or populated centers that are located in the riverbanks. He travels every 3 or 4 days and returned to the city after he has sold all of his merchandise. He has been doing this work for 7 years. He does it with more emphasis when the small villages have some festivity or important celebration.

He likes that his work will allow him to interact with people. It gives him vitality and a lot of energy to be in constant physical activity. He especially feels happy because he can generate his own income to continue settle his expenses and those of his family.

This is his 5th loan. He is very happy knowing that he has financial support because it will allow him to feel more secure advancing his work. Likewise he promises to another time to complete with the punctual payments as he did with the previous loans that he had. With the amount requested (S/. 4000) he will buy rice, sugar, milk, eggs, bread, oil, noodles tuna and wholesale spices to complete his work with a lot of enthusiasm.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor

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