A loan of $1,075 helped to buy tires and paint for her vehicle.

Ricardina Marleny's story

Ricardina lives in the south of Guayaquil in a neighborhood called “El Guasmo”. She’s married with 2 children who are both independent adults. Ricardina started her business by chance when she was dropping off her grandson to school in her vehicle and the mothers of the other students asked her to drop off their children too. Currently, she offers transportation with school service. With the loan, she wants to buy tires and paint for her vehicle. Her goal is to buy an extra vehicle to lease it and earn additional household income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Lobo

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