A loan of $250 helped to buy recycleable material (cans).

José Nicolas's story

José Nicolás, 48, buys and sells recycleable material and has been in business for 20 years. It is the main source of income for his family and, thanks to his effort and dedication, his seven-year-old son is able to go to school.

His major goal is to buy a home to improve his family's living conditions. Although his work is not very profitable, José is thankful for the opportunity to put food on the table every day.

His greatest challenge is the crime in his neighborhood, as he has been the victim of robbery on several occasions. He hopes both his economic situation and the crime rate improve. He is currently requesting a loan to buy cans to increase his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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