A loan of $800 helped to expand and improve her cafeteria.

Maria Guadalupe's story

Maria Guadalupe P. Y. is 58 years old, widowed, and lives with her children in the Ventanas canton in the province of Los Ríos. She has two children.

The members of the community bank ÉXITO DEL MAÑANA [Tomorrow's Success] are located in the Ventanas canton and meet in the 24 de Mayto neighborhood. The group members work in different retail activities, like sales of perfumes, clothing, jewelry, and meat.

Maria Guadalupe sells food in a cafeteria. She purchases food at the market in Ventanas and sells it at her cafeteria every day.

She is asking for this loan to expand her business and improve her premises. The support of the loan will help her meet her needs financially. She encounters challenges like competition and high prices. Her dream is to have stable finances.

She likes to watch television.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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