A loan of $500 helped to buy rice, oil, sodas.

Jessica Elizabeth's story

Jessica Ramírez is 26 years old, she lives in a suburb of Paraíso de Guayaquil. She has basic services such as electricity in her home and water is delivered in her neighborhood. Her husband works selling fruits in the Paraíso market.

Jessica began selling three types of snacks, and little by little started selling and investing in sweets and was able to open a small business in her home. Today, her store is very well stocked. Jessica works from 7:00am until 9:00pm every day of the week. One of the problems that she faces is crime in her neighborhood.

With this loan, she wants to buy rice, vegetables, sugar, and sodas to increase the stock of her store. In the future, she wants to open another branch of her store and improve her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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