A loan of $1,075 helped to buy women's and children's shoes, and farmer footwear.

Filder's story

Filder, 33, is married to Delaida and they have two children who live with them in their own home. Filder sells shoes at the Sunday market in his district where other merchants sell clothing. Many customers, including farmers, visit the city to make their weekly purchases. Filder started his business eight years ago, encouraged by his wife, in order to take care of the family. He used the money he had saved from working in different jobs to buy his first batch of shoes which he sold as a street vendor. Later on he decided to sell his goods at the Sunday fair in his district which is organized by the local authorities. He was able to consolidate his business which has helped his economy.

At his stall we can find different kinds of men's and women's shoes and slippers as well as baby and school children's shoes. He is very happy with his work because he earns a good income. Over time he wants to expand his business and become a wholesale supplier.

This is his second Kiva loan and he is grateful for the financial support and committed to paying back the loan on time. This time he has requested 3,000 PEN to buy merchandise such as women's and children's shoes, and footwear for farmers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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