A loan of $1,200 helped to buy fabric remnants.

Maria Dolores's story

María, 48, lives in an urban zone in Las Orquídeas (started out as a field where many orchids grew), Guayaquil. She sells waype (rags) to hardware stores, replacement parts shops, construction sites and for home remodeling. (In the photo you can see the remnants she uses to make the waypes).

Prior to selling waype, she worked as a textile worker but she was frustrated by the desire to have her own business. She used her savings to buy remnants and turned them into waype. Each pound of waype sells for $1.80.

In order to increase production she wants to buy more fabric remnants with the loan.

In the future, she’s like to finish building her house and expand her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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