A loan of $800 helped purchase notebooks, books, and stationery.


Maritza Elizabeth's story

Maritza is 39 years old and has a stationery shop (also known in Ecuador as a “bazaar”) in her home where she sells beverages, paper goods, and notebooks. She lives in a periurban area of Guayaquil called “Paraíso”.

Maritza started her stationery shop because she needed to support her family and have better financial stability. She began selling notebooks, pens, and paper to neighbors and acquaintances. When she accumulated enough money, Maritza was able to open a small stationery shop in her home. She works every day from 7am to 9pm.

In order to increase her inventory, Maritza will use this loan to buy notebooks, books, and stationery. In the future she wants to provide her children with a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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