A loan of $650 helped to buy insoles, fabrics, and thread.

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This borrower lives in Guayaquil. He started a shoe sale business at the age of 15 since he learned this trade from his father. The borrower works alone making shoes and then markets and sells his goods with the help of his relatives.

The borrower has a disability as a result of poliomyelitis, a disease that destroys the neurons and causes muscular weakness. It primarily affects the nervous system and impedes any improvement in mobility.

The borrower is separated from his wife, but he takes care of their son who is attending a state school. His son gives him the strength to continue working and not quit. He is requesting a loan to buy insoles, fabrics, and thread. This will enable him to generate more income so that he can improve the way of life for himself and his son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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