A loan of $300 helped to buy fomix [craft foam] to make the items he sells.


Anonymous's story

The client, age 43, lives in Guayaquil. He started getting training in some handicraft courses, which gave him the foundations. After he learned, he started to produce what he learned, selling to friends, neighbors, and contacts.

He makes dolls or figures with ‘fomix’ [craft foam]. He works alone from nine in the morning until nine at night. The difficulty that he has in his work is his illness. Sometimes he is not able to pay for the cost of things he needs to deal with his illness, which is PVVS (patient living with HIV/AIDS). He is not married, nor does he have children.

He will use the loan to buy fomix in order to make the items that he sells.

His dreams for the future are to first have his health, to be able to contribute more financially to his family, and to have more income in the market in order to distribute his products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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