A loan of $300 helped to buy bricks to secure her business.


Pia Ilaria's story

Ms. Pia Ilaria C. C. spends 4 hours every day making bolos in the Paraiso district of Guayaquil, Ecuador. A "bolo" is like a Popsicle, but rather than on a stick, the frozen product comes inside a plastic tube.



Ms. C. makes 6 different bolo flavors: coconut, milk, chocolate, gum, tamarindo,and mulberry. She sells each bolo for 5 cents. Fortunately, there are many schools, churches and parks nearby, so she averages 200 clients daily. The treats are a favorite after-school snack for most of the neighborhood children!



Ms. C. is widow and a mother of three (one son still lives with her). She moved to Paraiso with few possessions after her home in Bastion (another town in Guayaquil) burned down.



Recently a thief broke in to Ms.C.' home/business and robbed her. Therefore, she is requesting a loan for bricks in order to secure her livelihood.



In the future Ms. C. would like to buy a mobile freezer in order to keep her bolos cold for street sales and during rolling blackouts.



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