A loan of $800 helped stationery, shampoo.

Martha Azucena's story

Martha, 46, lives in a suburb of Guayaquil. She has had a stationery store (in Ecuador it's called a "bazar") for 5 years. Since she has not had the opportunity to have her own location she had to build a small store in the front part of her house.
After purchasing notebooks, she started to sell them in her location and bit by bit she stocked it with more items. Her 15-year-old daughter helps her until she goes to school in the afternoon. Martha works from very early in the morning to 10 pm every day. She sells all types of stationery and also personal use items. With the requested loan she wants to buy more stationery and shampoo for her business.
In the future she wants to stock her business more and for her daughter to finish her studies with success.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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