A loan helped to buy shoes, pants, blouses and children's clothing.


Ana Candelaria's story

Ana is 39 years old and divorced, but has two children from her former relationship who are 21 and 14. Her older son is studying nursing and the younger is in a state high school.

They live in Jaramijo, a canton whose population growth in recent years has allowed for an excellent fishery production, both industrial and artisanal.

She is a woman who doesn't let adversity set her back. On the contrary, she tries to find forces in the bad and continue ahead. To earn a living and bring up her children, she sells clothing from a catalog. She started six years ago with her own capital.

Currently, thanks to the loans provided, this capital has increased, which has allowed her to purchase various merchandise at the demand of her customers. She sells while walking from Monday to Friday, four hours daily.

The loan is to buy shoes, pants, blouses and children's clothing. She likes it because the loans help her a lot. Her dreams are to give her children the best.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer anonymized.


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