A loan of $1,000 helped buying rice, sugar and soft drinks.

Norma Deysi's story

Norma is 55 years old and has a little store in the front part of her house. She lives in Las Orquídeas de Guayaquil (an urban zone called "The Orchids" because when it was first settled, there were many orchid flowers in the area).

Her interest in having a store arose because she wanted to cover the expenses of her son. Little by little, she expanded the stock of her store until it became well-known among the people in the area where she lives. Currently, she works from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. every day. She sells rice, oil, meats, soft drinks, etc.

With the loan, she would like to buy rice, sugar and soft drinks so that she can expand her store. In the future, she would like to see her store grow so she can have more income and ensure a living for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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