A loan of $1,125 helped to buy juice, Coke and water.


Miriam Gladys's story

Miriam is a hard-working woman of 28 who came to Manabí 6 years ago. She started out selling drinks. With the support of her sister, she set out to form an association of drinks sellers.

Miriam now sells her products as an itinerant street vendor in Malecón de Playas. She works every day selling water, Coke, juice, etc. Miriam is married to Victor García who sells ice cream. She would like to use her loan to buy drinks in order to increase her sales. Her most important goal is to own her own premises so that she can provide her family with the best.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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