A loan of $1,000 helped buy beverages to resell.


Laura Azucena's story

Laura, 58, sells all kinds of beverages. She operates the business in her house because she wasn't able to find another space for the business. She lives on the outskirts of Guayaquil (an area between the city and the nearby wetlands). Laura started selling bottled water, door to door, after her husband died because she needed the income. She also works as a house cleaner. Her customer base for the water business has increased little by little. She doesn't have fixed work hours now because she occasionally gets work as a cleaner and only operates the business other times. To keep the business going, Laura has to buy beverages--Coca Cola, water and juices. For the future, she wants to finish building her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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