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A loan of $700 helped to buy fruit.

Vicente Wilfrido's story

Vicente lives in the city of La Libertad, Ecuador. He began selling bananas in the mornings in the city market, and as it went well, he planned to someday have his own shop. This is how currently, after great deal of effort, dedication and discipline, he set up his own shop.

His wife also has a small business and sells clothing. The loan he is currently undertaking is to buy more crates of bananas, as he wishes to expand his number of customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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