A loan of $1,650 helped to buy stockings, bikinis, boxers, and other types of clothing to sell.


Marco Santiago's story

This borrower is from the city of Portoviejo. He chose this line of work because his father taught him the retail trade at a very young age. The borrower works alone every day, starting in the early morning hours. He is married and his wife has a small sewing workshop. They have three children. The oldest one is married and the other two are ages 18 and 11 and attend a state school in the area. In the future, he wants to grow his business and also help his wife with her workshop. In addition, he wants to make improvements to their home.

For now the borrower needs the money from this loan so that he can buy stockings, bikinis, boxers, and other types of clothing to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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