A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase construction materials such as cement, steel, and bricks.


Reyna Ismaela's story

Reyna is 42 years old and she lives in the community named "Playas". It is one of the tourist locales in Ecuador where there is a wide selection of seafood. She is a widow and she has a daughter who attends a community school. She works at a restaurant in Playas. She started out as a kitchen assistant 6 years ago when her husband passed away. She works for Mr. Ponce at a restaurant located in the main tourist center in Playas. With the help of her loan she will purchase construction materials such as cement, steel, and bricks to remodel her home, to have a full and healthy life with her daughter.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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