A loan of $800 helped purchase beverages, stationary and display cases for her stationary store.

Johana Rosalia's story

Johana is 29 years old and lives in the Fort of Guayaquil (a peri-urban area with dirt roads and hills). She started selling paper and other accessories to children in schools (in Ecuador they are called "bazaars").

With the income she earned, she bought a display case and merchandise. With effort and dedication, she now has a stationary store in the front part of her house where she sells drinks, stationary, and notebooks. She works from 7:30am until 8:00pm every day.

With this loan, she would like to purchase notebooks, drinks, and display cases for her stationary store. She will be able to give a better future to her four children and her husband, who operates machinery.

One of her goals is to have a well established business and give her children a better future so they can be successful professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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