A loan of $600 helped expand street food business and sell milk and other products.


Maryorie Jissela's story

Maryorie Jissela V. V. is a 19-year-old single woman who lives with her parents in the Guaranda canton of the Bolívar province.


Maryorie is a member of the Patrón San Juan rural microfinance institute, located a half an hour from Guaranda. There is a total of 16 members in the group, the majority of whom cultivate corn and potatoes. This is their first loan from the San José cooperative.


Maryorie grows potatoes for a living. She also has a shop in which she sells soda pop and salchipapas (South American street food made with pan-fried sausages and fries). She makes her purchases every Monday and sells her products on Fridays and Saturdays in Guaranda.


She is requesting this loan in order to expand her salchipapa business, as well as to offer milk and other products. She thinks that this loan will help her boost sales and increase business. Her dream is to own a home and a plot of land.


She likes to watch television and to go out in Guaranda.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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