A loan of $1,200 helped for pants and blouses.

Esperanza Leonor's story

Esperanza P., 35, lives in a periurban area of El Guasmo, Guayaquil (so-called due to a species of tree, Guazuma ulmifolia. El Guasmo is a popular, low-income neighborhood that used to be a hacienda). Her husband is a master bricklayer and they have two children: 18 and 15 years of age.

Five years ago Esperanza invested her savings in clothing to sell door-to-door in neighborhoods that she was most familiar with. This method of selling was well-received because people enjoyed the ease of buying without having to go to shopping centers.

This very good idea of hers made it possible for her to buy a tent and set up a clothing sales stall outside the El Guasmo market. Now she works from 7 until 12:30 every day; she sells pants, blouses, underwear, etc.

She will use the funds to buy pants, blouses and underwear to stock her stall.

In the future she would like to have another sales stall to insure her family’s future.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details