A loan of $800 helped to buy rice, sweets, noodles.


Nery De Las Mercedes's story

Nery B. is 26 years old, she lives in the area surrounding Paraíso de Guayaquil. She lives in her ex-mother-in-law’s house, which is a cement house with the basics: water and electricity without a sewer system. Nery is single but she has one son who is 6 years old and attends a private school.


Nery started out with a small store in her in order to spend more time with her son. Now she works in the store from 6:30am to 22:30pm, selling oils, rice, noodles. One of her greatest difficulties is the danger that there are thieves in the area.


With the loan, Nery wants to buy rice, sweets, noodles, oils in order to expand her business more. In the future, she wants to expand her business and then have the finances to buy her own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson



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