A loan helped to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts, and children's clothing.


Martha Cecilia's story

The residents of the parish of San Placido in Portoviejo are hospitable. They bring friendly service to the tourists who originate from other parts of the country and from abroad. Their production is based on agriculture and livestock. The typical food is very diverse, among the most important are fish ceviche, fish with onions, bread rolls, green empanadas, corviche (peanut butter pastry), chicken broth, and chicken stew. Among the most important sweets are sponge cake, troliche (milk-based), pomposas, alfeñique (sugar paste confection), moyo eggs, and meringue.
Martha, with the goal of earning something on her own, and this way be able to get ahead in the home, works in the sale of all types of clothing. Her way of selling is door to door. She also sells in her home where she has a small shop. She works everyday from ten to three. She sells on credit and collects every fifteen days. She buys her merchandise in Guayaquil every 15 days or every month, depending on what she needs. She has had this occupation for several years and it is going well.
This loan is to buy pants, shirts, blouses, t-shirts, and children's clothing. This is her second loan with the foundation. She likes it because the interest is low and the adviser is good. Her dream is to improve her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Orozco.


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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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