A loan of $1,200 helped to buy cement and sand.

Ketty Marisol's story

Ketty is 35 years old; she sells gas cylinders at $2.50 per unit. She lives with her two children in a concrete house with water and power as its basic services; it is located in the Primavera de Duran (a semi-urban area with a loss to its ecology, located on the outskirts of Guayaquil).

Ketty’s father began the business by selling gas cylinders but when he passed away she became in charge of the business in order to keep the customers that they had as well as to be able to take care of her two children. At the moment, Ketty has seen an increase in her customers since she sells each cylinder of gas at $2.50 because she buys them wholesale at $1.90 per unit. She works on a schedule from 8:00 am until 5:00 p.m. selling the cylinders so that she can spend time with her children.

Ketty would like to fix her home by using the loan to buy cement and sand so that she can give her children a better quality of life. In the future, Ketty would like to finish building her home and to continue with her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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