A loan of $550 helped buying a display case.


Aracely Del Rocio's story

Aracely is a member of Communal Bank San Juan Eudes in the city of Montecristi, Manabí province. She owns a store that sells electrical parts for vehicles, and a business selling shrimp by the pound. Aracely has had this last business for 12 years and her late husband was the one who managed it. When he died, she started managing it herself. She has owned the auto parts store for five years, and her motivation to starting it came from her child's godfather, who is a mechanic. She decided to run her store from her home, and now, being mother and father to her children, she runs both businesses. With the loans she has received from Kiva partner Fundación ESPOIR, she has invested in and grown both. With this last loan, Aracely will buy a display case for cables, halogen lights, light bulbs, and other auto parts. She will also buy shrimp by the pound to sell and deliver to customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Violeta Rubiani


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