A loan of $1,000 helped for perfumes, creams, clothes.

Santa Dorila's story

Santa, 49, isn’t married but has four children. She only supports two of them still. Dedicated to her children, she started selling clothes, perfumes and creams 27 years ago to provide them with economic stability.

Living along Guayaquil’s beltway, a periurban area characterized by its unpaved streets and surrounded by a salt marsh, she has managed to support her children traversing the streets selling her products to her neighbors to earn income. She currently sells perfumes, creams, deodorants and sometimes clothes. She works independently mornings and afternoons. One of the inconveniences she has to face while working is problems with her spinal column which at her age is starting to bother a little.

Santa wants to continue working so wants to use the loan to buy clothes, perfumes and creams to insure her old age. Her goal is to improve her dwelling and increase the amount of merchandise she has on stock to sell.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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