A loan of $800 helped to buy paint, blocks and cement.

Leticia Monica's story

Leticia, 58, lives in the outskirts of Guayaquil near the Perimetral road (highway that encircles the city.) Her husband is a bricklayer and she sells chicken from a post outside her house. Leticia started selling chickens with the goal of helping her family, and as she did not have a place to sell or a stall in the market, she bought a table and chickens and started to sell outside her house.

Now she sells from 7am until noon every day. She sells each chicken, according to its weight, for $7.00. One of the problems she has is that she lacks a place to sell, and so the dust from the streets makes her chickens dirty. With the loan she wants to buy paint, cement blocks and cement to make improvements to her house.

In the future, she wants to have a store and wants to buy a machine to process the chickens.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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