A loan of $1,000 helped to purchse a machine.


Haydee's story

Haydee is 53 years old and sells fast food and coconuts. She lives with her two children in an urban zone called Suburbio de Guayaquil. This zone is characterized by having many residents who are merchants.

She had to start a business because her ex-husband left her and she is responsible for their two children. She started selling coconuts 15 years ago, and because she was very successful and wanted to increase her income decided to add the sale of tortillas. Presently, she is a street vendor selling coconuts and tortillas from very early in the morning so that it is possible to sell everything daily. Each tortilla and/or ‘corviche’ [plantain] is sold for $0.50 and each coconut for $0.07.

She is requesting the loan to buy a machine to prepare the food that includes plantain more efficiently. She would also like to explore the possibility of delivering them to different businesses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elsa Mejia Connelly



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