A loan of $500 helped sweets, diapers and colas.


Denny Cecilia's story

Denny Gómez is 27 years old. She lives in the area called "The Perimetral en Guayaquil." She has a house made of sugar cane reeds and only has basic services -- running water. Denny began her business to be able to help her husband, and she decided to have a mini store.

Denny works from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. in her store. She has sweets and buys wrappers at $1.50, to buy toilet paper at $ 0.20 each one, she buys diapers at $ 0.10, colas, etc. One of the biggest challenges she has in her business is thievery. Her husband helps her with the family expenses as a construction worker. They have 3 children, 7 years old, 3 years and a one year' old. The eldest studies in a financial school.

With the loan, she wants to buy 50 sweets wrappers, 100 diapers, and 50 colas. In the future she wants to rebuild her house of cement and be able make more space for her business.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jo Longnecker



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details