A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase vegetables and plastics, such as buckets, brushes, small tubs and brooms.

Maria Alexandra's story

In the communal bank "Mujeres De Lucha," we spoke with señora María, who has participated in 4 cycles of loans from the field partner Fundación.

Señora María sells vegetables in the market of her native parish. Her husband makes his living selling plastics, such as buckets, brushes, small tubs, brooms and more. Together, they each invest the money they receive from Fundación in their own businesses.

Señora María travels to the city of Guayaquil to stock up on items for her husband's business. She does this twice a month. As far as the vegetables, which is her business, her husband is the one who takes care of going the the central market in Portoviejo. He buys the vegetables there so that señora María can then sell them from her post at the market in Picoaza.

This new loan that our member will receive will be invested in the products that both she and her husband sell. Day by day, their businesses are growing and are giving them good profits. Our member's dream is to have her own home, being that they are currently living in her mother's home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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