A loan of $750 helped utensils for the home and clothes.

Ana Maria's story

Ana B. is 47. She lives in a cement house that has basic services like running water and electricity. Her house is located in the Perimetral sector of Guayaquil. She is divorced, and has three children. The children are 22, 19, and 17; and they go to a public school.

Ana started raising chickens and pigs to sell in her sector. But, that did not go well for her. She decided to stop doing it, and she became a businesswoman. She now sells perfumes, things for the kitchen, and clothes, among other things. One of the biggest difficulties is collecting from her customers who do not want to pay.

She will use the loan to buy clothes and household utensils. That way she will have a greater variety to sell. In the future she wants to have a beauty shop and also sell all of her products

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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