A loan of $1,000 helped jewelry.

Fany Aravell's story

Fany is 45 years old. She sells jewelry informally in the streets of Paraíso. She lives in Paraíso de Guayaquil (a peri-urban area which has dirt roads and whose houses are in the mountains).

Fany is a single mother who, owing to a lack of income, began to use her savings to buy Romanel (a cheap jewelry brand) which she could then sell to her acquaintances and neighbors. She goes out each morning with one of her older daughters to sell jewelry in order to improve their financial situation. They work until late.

With her loan she would like to buy more Romanel jewelry to increase her sales. In the future she would like to increase the number of areas she sells in and sell more jewelry. This would enable her to finish fixing her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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