A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rice, canned goods and drinks for her store.


Ana Isabel's story

Ana, 24, has a small store. She lives with her husband and 3 children in a suburb of Guayaquil in an area where many of the residents are merchants. Since she married at a very young age and her economic situation was not very good, she and her husband invested their savings so that they could have their own business. They started up a store with some groceries so that she could have more time with her 3 children. Now she has dairy, fruit, grains, drinks and other items in her store. She starts work at 7:30am, and her first task is to buy the groceries in the market. With the loan she wants to buy rice, canned goods and drinks for her store. In the future she wants to finish building her house, and to have a bigger store to secure the future of her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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