A loan of $1,325 helped to buy necessary implements for her business.


Lucia Estrella's story

Lucia Estrella is 55 years old, married, and has 4 children. Her husband works in the maintenance department of a business. They live in Manta, a very prosperous city visited by many tourists who like to enjoy its marvelous beaches and delicious gastronomy.

She is a determined woman who makes an effort each day to obtain her own income, in order to get ahead along with her family. This is what motivates her to have a business selling corviche [deep-fried plantain & fish nuggets], empanadas, water, etc. The business is located at the port, where she has a tent and tables and tends it 4 hours a day in the morning.

This loan is to buy more implements for her business. Her dream is to buy herself a car.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Frank.


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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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