A loan of $1,175 helped to buy cement, sand, paint, etc.

Mariela Armelis's story

Mariela, 43, lives in a suburban zone called “Isla Trinitaria.” She’s a very hardworking woman. Her business is selling food like fried fish, “encebollado” [Ecuadoran seafood stew] and tortilla [green plantain dumpling]. She started this business when her husband abandoned her. In addition, she works as a domestic employee at a residence. She has a 16-year-old daughter going to public school. She requests the loan to buy cement, sand and paint to build her house. Her dream is to fix up her house and that her business continues making progress with God’s help.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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