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Total loan: $850
Guayaquil (Paraiso), Guayas, Ecuador / Retail
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A loan helped Papers, pens.
Sandra Esmeraldas's story
Sandra, 40 years old, lives in a periurban area called Paraíso de la Flor located in a region characterized by its dirt roads and mountains. She has a small paper shop. Eight years ago, she began to sell educational sheets, stationery, notebooks, and pens in her house. She learned about the business because she worked in a school as a teacher and she knew what her students needed. Little by little she bought more paper and supplies to sell in a small shop she set up in her house. Now she continues to teach classes in the afternoon and works in her paper shop in the morning. One of her children helps her by working in the shop in the afternoon. With the loan, she wants to buy stationery and notebooks for her business. In the future, she would like to expand her business with more items in order to give her children, 14 and 16 years old, a better life.