A loan of $1,075 helped to buy shoes and clothing.

Kelvis Honorio's story

In the city of Tosagua the communal bank Mujeres Al Progreso meets every fortnight. This place is known for being very dynamic, and most of the inhabitants work in agriculture or rearing animals, as there is a lot of vegetation in the area. Kelvis lives here. He is 40 years old and is married. He and his wife have 5 children aged 17, 15, 13, 10 and 8 years old. Three of them are at secondary school and the younger ones are at primary school. Kelvis's wife is a housewife.

Kelvis is a driver by trade but he also works in business, selling all types of clothing and shoes, travelling through the city and local areas with his items for sale. He sells on credit and collects money every week. His wife also helps him selling from home if any customer needs an item of clothing. He has been doing this for 15 years which has enabled him to get on in life and put food on the table for his children.

This loan is to buy shoes and all types of clothing. Kelvis has been in the communal bank since the beginning and he likes it because the loans are quick and are a great help. His dream is to make progress in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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