A loan of $775 helped to buy all types of clothing and ingredients for meals.


Eloisa De Las Mercedes's story

Eloisa De Las Mercedes, 56, is married with 8 children. Her husband works in the local municipality. They live in the city of Portovieo, which boasts beautiful beaches and rural countryside.
She is very determined and has always liked to work to help her husband get ahead. She sells clothing of all kinds door-to-door. On the weekends she also prepares delicious fish dishes, and sets up a sales stand in her house to sell her meals to her customers.
Eloisa will use this loan to buy clothing of all kinds and ingredients for her fish dishes. Her dream is to continue with her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Stockwell.


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


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