A loan of $1,000 helped to buy plastics. To buy blocks and cement.

Mariana De Jesus's story

Mariana is 37 years old. She is a hard-working woman who has been working in a number of different business activities for many years. One of her businesses was selling clothes. This made a stable income for supporting her family but two months ago she decided to change her business activity and start selling plastics.

Mariana lives in a peri-urban area with dirt roads and hills called Fortín de Guayaquil. For two months she has been working from 7.00am to 5.00pm selling all kinds of plastics to different stores. She currently has two people helping her to deliver the plastics. To continue in her work she would like to use part of her loan to buy plastic and the other part to improve her home, buying cement and blocks.

In the future, Mariana would like to continue in her business and see her son successfully complete his studies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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