A loan of $800 helped cement, paint.

Rosa Maria's story

Rosa is 48 year old. She lives in Primavera de Duran (an area in the outskirts of Guayaquil with a deteriorating ecosystem). She has a store in a window of her house (as shown in the photo) to help her meet her expenses.

She started buying provisions to help her husband with their expenses, and also to be able to spend more time with her children. She purchased drinks, grains, oils etc. When her children grew up, she continued with the business. Since she didn't have a separate a store, she made a stand outside her home. Since then, she has worked in it from 6:30am until 9:00pm every day.

With the loan, she wants to purchase construction materials for her house; materials like cement and paint. In the future, she wants to finish construction on her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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