A loan of $1,000 helped to buy clothes and cosmetics, and to repay a current loan with the field partner.

Ariel Josué's story

Ariel is 30 years old and lives with his life partner and their daughter, who is 4 years old. The couple has been together for six years. She has been selling clothes, cosmetics and tamales since the daughter's birth. He works with metallic structures in construction companies and has been with the one for which he is currently working for six months. He learned the trade at 18 thanks to a friend. Then he worked for six years in maintenance in the field of engineering. Ariel asks for a loan in order to buy clothes and cosmetics, and to repay a loan with the field partner. The idea is to invest in the family's working capital, so that his wife is able to continue working and can take advantage of the boost in sales that is sure to come with Christmas. The goal of increasing the working capital is to improve the family's earnings, and thus, its living conditions. Ariel's wish is to set up his own shop and to help his wife with expenses, in order to improve their standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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