A loan of $1,075 helped buy boards, canes, paint etc.


Edison Gonzalo's story

Edison lives in Las Orquídeas (a suburb of Guayaquil, Ecuador). He is 34 years old, single, and doesn’t have any children. He decided to look for a job as he wanted to continue with his studies. As no one would take him on to work in a business, he decided to gather the money he had and use it to open his own woodworking business.

The business has been growing gradually and he now has a regular clientele. He works every day starting in the morning. With the loan he plans to buy boards, canes, paint etc. His goal is to continue with the business, and make improvements to his workshop and his parents’ house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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