A loan of $1,200 helped stationary, notebooks.

Nicela Libernesa's story

Nicela, 58 years old, lives in Paraíso de Guayaquil, an area in the outskirts of the city with hills and dirt roads. She owns a small stationary store.

Many years ago Nicela started out with a copy machine, and little by little with effort and after the death of her husband, she decided to convert the back part of her house into a stationary store. She works by herself starting very early in the morning until 9:00 pm every day.

With this loan she would like to buy stationary and notebooks in order to make more income. In the future she would like to supply her store with even more items and finish working on her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Shimmin

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