A loan of $1,000 helped for beverages, chickens and rice.

Rosa Elena's story

Rosa sells roasted chickens and groceries. She lives in an urban zone in Guayaquil, called Suburbio, notable because most of its residents are merchants.

Eight years ago she started out selling vegetables to help out her husband with family expenses. But, since she had the notion to sell food she bought a roasting machine and started selling roasted chickens. Gradually she became known by residents of the area and she then also set up a grocery store so that her customers would have variety available for purchase. She is currently open for business from 6am until 10:30pm selling roasted chickens and groceries with her husband’s help.

She will use the loan to buy beverages, rice and chickens to supply her business. In the future she’d like to make some home improvements and enlarge her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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