A loan of $675 helped to buy a compressor for making ice cream.

Emilio Fausto's story

Emilio lives in Quevedo. He started out with some savings he accumulated from his previous job. Over time, he was able to buy a machine for making ice cream. He currently travels through the streets of Quevedo in order sell ice cream. With the ice cream machine he purchased, he works from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

His difficulty is being able to look after his children since he is separated from his wife. Emilio is single and has five children, all of whom are attending a state school. With this loan, he will buy a compressor so that he can sell more ice cream. His dream is to repair his house and provide for his children’s education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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