A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rice, sugar, oil, etc.

Betty Antonila's story

Betty C., 51 years old, has a brick house located in the Fortín neighborhood of Guayaquil. Betty began her business when she saw the need for a grocery store in her area, and she really enjoyed the thought of opening one.

Now, Betty works in her store from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. every day including Sundays. Her shop carries oil, rice, sugar, colas, etc. One of the major setbacks are burglars, so Betty has put bars on her store for better security. Her husband helps her with household expenses by selling sausage soup. They have 2 children, one 18-year-old and another 24-year-old, both in college.

With this loan, she wants to buy more oil, rice, sugar, and more food products for her shop. In the future, she wants to expand her business, putting another one in another neighborhood, and that way give her family a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Merchlewitz

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