A loan of $1,000 helped to buy coconuts.

Maria Darlin's story

46-year old María P. lives in a suburban area of Guayaquil. Her house is made of cement, and she only has electricity. Her husband sells coconuts. They have five children aged 19, 17, 15, 13, and 3.

Many years ago María started selling coconut milk in the streets of Guayaquil. It was while she was walking around and selling the milk that she met her husband. They got married and decided to buy a tricycle cart to get more business.

Currently María sells coconuts and milk with help from her husband. They work from 9am to 6pm every day. Sales are best in the centre of Guayaquil.

The loan will be used to buy coconuts and another tricycle cart so they can earn more money. María’s goals are to expand her business and provide a good future for her children

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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