A loan of $800 helped to buy children's shoes.


Filder's story

Filder, 32, leads a pleasant married life with Delaida, 40. Both have the happiness and motivation that their two small children, Ariane and Renzo, give to their home. He lives in a home built of good materials. In the beginning he carried out his job as a street vendor. Later, thanks to his effort, he was able to set up in a space inside the town market. This is why he now has eight years as a merchant in a fixed location. He has a temporary spot in the local street fair organized by the town in his district on the weekend.

During all this time he has used a variety of footwear to captivate the taste of his customers, whom he treats attentively and enthusiastically, managing to make his job a great way of getting ahead. Nevertheless, there are times when there's little demand for sales of the various shoes. Happily, though, as he comments, it's possible to recover the capital with a bit of ingenuity when it's a matter of non-perishable products.

He wants to have capital for the end-of-the-year season to buy footwear, especially for children, because it's in high demand this time of year. For the future he wants to continue working with his same characteristic motivation to be able to expand his business and convert it into a big shoe and clothing store, as he wanted to since he started with the business.

This is his first loan. He's grateful for the opportunity and is confident about his investment because he thinks it's a great work tool. He always was a well-known merchant, so his colleagues refer him with regard to making his payments and the good ideas he contributes.

With the 2,000 nuevos soles [PEN] he hopes to stock his business with children's shoes. He hopes to have a good advantage as a merchant on the end-of-year season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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