A loan of $1,000 helped to buy cement, pain and zinc.


Mariana Del Jesus's story

Mariana H. is 43 years old and lives in a suburb of Guayaquil. Her house is made of cement and has all the basic necessities. Her husband is a security guard. They have a two year old son. Mariana and her husband were having a big financial crisis. They resolved their troubles by rearranging things in their large home in order to leave an empty space that they were able to convert into a dining room for traditional foods. Mariana now sells lunches for $1.25 and works from 7:00am until 2:00pm every day. She has approximately 30-45 regular customers per day. With the loan, she would like to buy cement, pain and zinc in order to fix the place up. In the future, she would like to buy a location in the center of Guayaquil where the people are more affluent.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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