A loan of $1,000 helped inventory.

Tania Rocio's story

Tania is 31 years old and lives in the suburbs of Paraíso de Guayaquil. She has one daughter and one son who attend the “Zapatito” school. Her husband works as a mechanic. Three years ago she started a store out of desperation for not being able to find work and not being able to help with the household expenses. She invested her savings in basic need products, but because she didn’t’ have a location to open her store, she decided to run it out of her living room.

Now she has a well stocked store where she sells sugar, cooking oil, and other basic need items. She works from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Her children help out when they get home from school. She will use the money from this loan to buy canned goods, radios, and drinks for her store. She would like better stock her store in order to meet her customers’ demands.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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