A loan of $700 helped to buy sacks and containers for recycling.

Teolfilo Melecio's story

Teófilo, age 36, lives in Libertad. He decided to choose this business activity because it is one where you invest little and gain more. Also, it helps take care of the environment. He devotes himself to recycling, and he does it alone every day.

The only difficulty he has in his business is that he is afraid of getting sick. He has a wife, who devotes herself to the household chores. He has five small children. They go to public school, except the little one does not go to school yet.

He will use the loan to increase his recycling business. He will buy sacks and containers for recycling.

In the future he wishes to be able to get a store where he would be able to improve his income from recycling. He wants to do this in order to improve his children’s future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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