A loan of $1,000 helped candy, snacks, drinks.

Nubia Maria's story

Nubia is 38 years old and lives with her two daughters who attend the school where she has her business in Primavera de Duran (a peri-urban area with a deteriorating ecosystem on the outskirts of Guayaquil).

Five years ago she started working at the snack bar in a school called “Eloy Alfaro” because they gave her the opportunity to run the business for three days a week and make her own profits. When the children go out for recess she sells candy, snacks and other fast food. Her aunt sometimes helps her with the business because she must work there for three days.

With her loan she would like to buy sweets, candy, snacks and drinks for her business. In the future she would like her children to successfully complete their studies and to be able to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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