Total loan: $1,000

Irma Elizabeth

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Guayaquil (Paraiso), Guayas, Ecuador / Retail

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A loan helped Purchase gold & silver.

Irma Elizabeth's story

Irma is 48 years old and lives in a periurban area of Guayaquil called “Paraíso”. She and her husband (who both appear in the photo) have a small business repairing and creating jewelry.

After they got married, Irma and her husband decided to open a jewelry store so that they could support their family. From that moment, they have worked from 10am until dusk making jewelry out of gold and silver. They also repair damaged jewelry brought in by their customers.

Irma wants to use this loan to buy gold and silver to overlay on her jewelry before selling them to her customers. In the future, she hopes to have a better location for her customers.

Translated from Spanish by Ronan Reodica, Kiva Volunteer