A loan of $1,000 helped purchase rice, oil and beverages.


Mariana Marlene's story

Mariana is 36, lives in the outskirts of Guayaquil and has a son that helps her occasionally. Due to a lack of opportunities she had to invest her savings in goods to sell to her neighbors. Little by little she re-purposed her home and converted her living room into a store. That good decision means she now has a store with rice, grains, beverages etc. Occasionally her son will help when he is done with his duties. She wants to buy rice, oil and beverages with the loan to offer a greater variety in her store. In the future she wants to continue her business and finish building her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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