A loan of $700 helped to buy a recycling machine and pots.

Rafael Edward's story

Rafael, age 33, lives in Guayaquil (La Libertad). He decided to help the environment, and a good way was recycling. This also would give him income for his family.

He does his work daily getting glass, scrap metal, and paper, etc.

The difficulty that he faces in his business is illness. He is married, and his wife devotes herself to the home. He has three children, and they attend public schools.

He will use the loan to buy a recycling machine and pots.

In the future he wishes to fix his house more. He also wishes to have capital in order to be able to get recycling materials.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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