A loan of $1,625 helped to buy potatoes, banana chips, and fried plantains.

Anonymous's story

This client lives in Guayaquil. He is 51 years old and began selling candy more than 10 years ago in the central part of the city and on the buses. After he became visually disabled, he switched over to different products and now sells potatoes, banana chips, and fried plantains. He enjoys what he does, so he is able to support himself.

The borrower works alone in his shop from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. He sells banana chips, potatoes, potato chips, and other items. He experiences two difficulties with his work. First of all, his visual disability does not allow him to engage in his business in a normal manner. The other difficulty is that cruel-hearted people have purchased merchandise with counterfeit money.

The borrower is not married nor does he have any children. With this loan, he will buy products to sell in his shop such as potatoes, banana chips, and fried plantains. His dreams for the future include having a place where he can work and others do not discriminate against people with disabilities by providing them with jobs. He would also like to have the same opportunities that are offered to everyone else.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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