A loan of $1,000 helped to buy blouses, pants.

Lorena Rosario's story

Lorena is 41 years old . She’s a storekeeper who sells clothing and other various products. She lives with her 4 children; they are 23, 19, 9 and 5. They live in Guayaquil, in the "Guasmo" ( an urban area where the majority of the residents are informal merchants).

In order to maintain her family and help her husband, Lorena had to start working with her sister-in-law. However, since she wanted her own income, she decided to have her own place to sell clothing and other merchandise. She started by selling clothing near her home and to her neighbors. Little by little, she increased her business by selling shirts, shoes, pants, etc. as well.

To continue with her clothing business, she wants to buy blouses and pants with the loan. In the future, she wants to have another store in “la bahia”, the most commercial area of Guayaquil.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson

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