A loan of $800 helped to buy cosmetics and to set up a new chicken wings business.


Anonymous's story

The client lives in Guayaquil. He started in the suburbs selling wings and kebabs. When the government decided to relocate them, they had to leave where they lived and begin a new life in another place. That is when they started to sell cosmetics, perfumes, and creams.

He works with his wife from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. He sells cosmetics, men’s and women’s perfume, and chains, etc.

His difficulty is his health. At times it does not allow him to work normally because he is a PVVS (patient living with HIV/AIDS). He does have a wife, and she also sells cosmetics. He has a 21 year old son.

He wants to use the loan to buy cosmetics. He also wants to use the loan to set up a new chicken wings business where he is currently living.

His dream is to be able to enjoy being together with his family, to be able to put a refrigerator in his house, and, if possible, to buy a car.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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