A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies, grains, drinks, and rechargeable cell phone cards.


Anonymous's story

The client, age 58, lives in Guayaquil. He started out by traveling around and selling merchandise on a tricycle. However, he later became ill. He is a PVVS (patient living with HIV/AIDS). Also, he had an accident that left him with a bad foot. That is why he had to have a rechargeable cell phone card store in order to have more income. He had to start with what he knew because he is a refrigeration technician. He tends to his business from nine in the morning until ten at night, and he works alone. He tells us that he has two difficulties in his business. The first is when his defenses are lowered. At these times he needs to rest completely. The second is that when it rains too much he has problems at his house. He is not married. However, he does have children who are already grown. He will use the loan to strengthen his business with merchandise. He will buy supplies, grains, drinks, and rechargeable cell phone cards in order to have more income. In the future, the client wishes to continue living. He also wants to preserve his business and increase it in order to have more income. He wants to be able to enjoy his life together with his family. He wants to be able to give them a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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