A loan of $1,000 helped sugar, rice, canned goods.

Rosa Cecilia's story

Rosa is 36 years old and has a small store. She lives with her husband and her three children ages 16, 14, and 6, in the suburbs of Guayaquil, an area where many of the residents are shop owners.

As she married very young and her financial situation was not very good, she invested all over savings in basic food items in order to set up her own shop. Se started her store with a few basic items and over time with the help of her son and husband she was able to increase her stock. Currently her store has dairy, fruit, grains, drinks, etc. Se works from 6:30am until 10:30pm.

With this loan she wants to purchase rice, canned goods, and drinks for her store. In the future she hopes to finish building her home and to have a bigger store to secure her family's future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

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