A loan of $1,100 helped notebooks, pencils, stationery.

Annia De Las Mercedes's story

Annia B., 34 years old, lives in a peri-urban area in Paraíso (a very modest place, with reed houses and dirt roads) in Guayaquil. Her husband is a construction worker. They have two children who are studying in public schools.

Annia began as a street vendor, selling pens and pencils in the areas she knew best. However, with the desperate wish to have her own business and to avoid the exhaustion of walking, she decided to invest her savings in a small stationery shop.

Annia now has a wide assortment of stationery. She starts work very early selling notebooks, pens, paper, etc. Lately she has had good earnings, due to the school season beginning in April. With the loan, she wants to buy notebooks, stationery, and pens for her business.

In the future, she wants her business to grow much bigger and wants to finish building her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel McRoberts

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