A loan of $800 helped purchase of CDs and cleaning products to sell.

Flor Maria's story

Flor is 37-years-old and lives on the outskirts of Paraíso Guayaquil. Her husband is a photographer’s assistant. They have a 10-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son. For two years, in order to help with household expenses, she has been selling CDs around the streets of Paraíso (a mountainous area with dirt roads) on a tricycle. Little by little she has increased her income.

For this good income, she now works in a stall selling CDs of movies, music videos, games, etc. Occasionally she sells cleaning products, and she works from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. With the loan she’s requesting she wants to buy CDs and cleaning products for her business.

In the future she wants to increase the number of products she sells, and also finish building her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shaun Haines

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