A loan of $800 helped to buy merchandise to expand her business.


Mariela Colombia's story

Mariela Colombia A. G. is 31 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and one of her sons. They live in the Ventanas region of the Los Ríos province. They have two children.

Mariela is a member of the rural district La Esperanza which is located 25 kilometers from Ventanas. It is a community where most people are involved in business. This group meets every month in the San Vicente sector.

Mariela works selling clothing, shoes and perfumes. She makes her purchases in Guayaquil and sells the goods out of her home.

She is soliciting a loan in order to buy merchandise to expand her business. The loan will also give her the financial boost to supply her basic necessities. Her dream is to own a small store in Salinas and have her own home.

She loves to dance.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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