A loan of $1,000 helped cement, stone and sand.

Maria Juanita's story

María is 45 years old and owns a beauty salon in the space behind her house. She lives in the perimeter of Guayaquil (a suburban zone around the saltwater estuary).

She has worked in a salon since she was young. Gradually, she came to like this work since she married and had to help with her family's bills. She bought some beauty instruments and started her business. Currently, she works from 9AM until 8PM, cutting and styling hair.

With the loan, she wishes to buy cement, paint, and stone to improve her salon and house. In the future, she wishes to move to another area to have better income with her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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