A loan of $1,000 helped foam to make handicrafts.

Angela Marilu's story

Ángela is 20 years old and lives in an urban area called Guasmo de Guayaquil, where she has a small business. One of her economic activities is making handicrafts from Fomix (a type of crafting foam).

She began to make foam dolls when she graduated from high school; she was able to start working for a company because of her good personal references. She now has her own business, and continues to supply her crafts to various companies. She has a comfortable working schedule that allows her to dedicate time to her studies. The crafts she makes are for specific events like parties, birthdays, etc.

With this loan, she wants to buy Fomix and foam for more handicrafts so that she can continue to grow her business. Her goal is to automate her small business so that she can continue to expand until she is recognized on a national level for the Fomix products she makes.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman

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