A loan of $800 helped purchase a display cabinet and stationery.


Rosa Esmerencia's story

Rosa, 42, lives in on the outskirts of Guayaquil (a semi-urban zone surrounded by the Guayaquil swamp). She has a small shop at the front of her house.

Rosa used to have a small shop where she used to live in Coop. Paraíso but as her earnings weren't very good she decided to live in another location and purchase a plot of land to build her house. Little by little Rosa began selling stationery, and from this time until now she has worked from 6am until 10pm every day.

To stock her shop more Rosa wants to buy a glass display cabinet, stationery, photo frames etc. In the future she wants to repair her shop and house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory



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