A loan of $775 helped to purchase merchandise.

Edwin Rafael's story

Edwin is 26 years old, single, and lives in the city of Huaraz with his parents and siblings. He is a kind, hardworking, and enthusiastic person who has a desire to succeed. Thanks to his efforts and the support of his parents, Edwin was able to study for a professional career in education. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with his friends and sometimes cook chicken with rice to share with his family.

By his own initiative, with a lot of effort and dedication, Edwin works at his small business selling groceries that he has in his home. He also works as a primary school teacher at a small school in his city. He works every day for about ten hours and believes that it is going well because of his good performance and the kind treatment that he gives his customers and students.

Edwin is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their help, he will be able to purchase a larger quantity and variety of merchandise, such as rice, sugar, milk, soup, drinks, sweets, and other items. This will allow Edwin to have a better stocked store and be able to serve more customers. He will continue working and making an effort in order to achieve his dream of having his own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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