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Total loan: $1,500

Gessele Doménica

ESMERALDAS, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador / Food

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A loan helped to buy more rice and sugar to increase her business.

Gessele Doménica's story

Gissel lives in the city of Esmeraldas, in the province of Esmeraldas. She is 22 years old. She lives with her parents in the home that they built through work and effort.

Gissel has a four year-old child, who is her reason to get ahead. With the help of her parents, she has set up a small store in her home. She offers staple goods to the residents of her neighborhood. The work requires sacrifice because she has to be in the business all day attending to her clients.

Gissel needs the loan to increase her inventory of products such as rice and sugar, and to be able to better stock merchandise in her business.

She is grateful to Kiva for the support offered and is certain that the incentive that is given to her will be repaid with work and love of her family.