A loan of $1,000 helped perfumes, ropa, cremas.


Elvia Rocio's story

Elvia is 42 years old and lives on the outskirts of Guayaquil. She sells products from Yambal (a company that allows entreprenuerial women to become independent sellers). Her husband is an informal trader and they have three daughters.

After she had an operation on her uterus, she began selling cosmetics. She works from very early in the day, offering products to neighbors and friends. She sells perfumes, creams, deodorants and clothing and works from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm so that she has time in the afternoons for her daughters.

With this loan she would like to buy Yambal products such as perfumes, creams, and deodorants. In the future she want to finish building her house and to become a director in Yambal.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Molly Puglisi



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