A loan of $1,000 helped paper and sweets.


Celia Georgina's story

Celia, age 54, lives in El Guasazo de Guayaquil (an urban area where most of the inhabitants are informal merchants). She has a general store, and she sells groceries and all types of personal use products.

Fifteen years ago she worked as a domestic employee. But, as the income did not help her much, she had to stop doing that and start her own business. With her husband’s help she was able to buy some groceries and paper. Now she works from eight in the morning until nine at night everyday.

In order to be able to have a greater variety of products, she wants to use the loan to buy paper, sweets, and groceries. In the future she wants to fix up her business and build her house better.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details