A loan helped to buy quail eggs, fruit, sugar, markers, etc.


Alexandra Isabel's story

Calderón de Portoviejo Parish is known for its cuisine, its traditional blood sausage and longaniza (made with pig intestines, rice, and seasoning), peanut butter, salprieta [roasted corn and peanuts], peanut candy, salted peanut, maní quebrado [crushed peanuts], peanut flour, and other products.

Alexandra, 34, is a widow. She has two children, ages 14 and 11, who attend school. They live in their own home.

Alexandra tends to her small grocery store every day. She sells a variety of food products like rice, sugar, salt, and water, and she makes ice cream from milk and fruit. She also distributes quail eggs to her customers who buy them from her. She still does tutoring in the afternoon.

With this new loan she's going to buy quail eggs, fruit, sugar, markers, etc.

Her dream is to have a big quail egg distributorship so she can continue to help her family, who needs it so much.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall.


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


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