A loan of $800 helped vegetables, drinks.

Vilma Corina's story

Vilma V. is 35 years old. She lives in a suburban zone in the Perimeter of Guayaquil (the area where she lives is very close to the estuary of the Perimeter). She owns a cement house that has all the basic services. She is divorced but has two children who are 7 and 4 years old and who study at the public schools.

Vilma began selling vegetables in the area near her house but one of her dreams and goals was to have her own shop. She did everything possible to save money and gradually buy the display cases and food for the shop.

Currently, she has her own shop from which she sells drinks, canned goods, grains, etc. She works from 6AM until 10PM every day. With the loan, she wants to buy vegetables and drinks for her store so that it's better stocked.

In the future, she wants to finish building her house and buy a wagon to transport her shop's merchandise.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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