A loan of $1,000 helped to buy merchandise to sell like oil, bedspreads and comforters.

Norma Yolanda's story

Norma, 41, lives in a periurban zone in La Perimetral in Guayaquil. Her husband is a merchant; he sells miscellaneous items. They have two children who are 17 and 13 years of age. She has a general store.

She started some time ago when her husband used to travel a lot on business and she cared for the children. One day she decided to open a small store. She currently runs it with her husband and one of her children.

With help from the loan she wants to buy more merchandise to stock the store and increase profits. In the future, she’d like to finish building her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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