A loan of $800 helped to buy pens and stationery.


Susana Amalia's story

25-year old Susana lives in a suburban area called Primavera de Duran. She runs a stationery store which in Ecuador is called a ‘bazaar’. Motivated by the need to provide for her 4-year old son, Susana had to invest all her savings in buying merchandise and sell it to acquaintances. She works from 8am to 8pm.

One of the problems she faces is a lack of time and also the petty crime in the area. Because of this, she has had bars put on her business (as shown in the photo).

With the loan Susana will buy notebooks, pens, and stationery for her store. Her future goal is to finish building her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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