A loan of $600 helped to buy candies and sherbets (sorbets).

Miriam Genoveva's story

Miriam is 46 years old. She lives in an urban area called Guasmo (which is named after the 'Guazuma ulmifolia' species of tree), in Guayaquil. Guasmo is a popular neighborhood of working-class people. It used to be a large estate. Miriam is single and has three children aged 26, 22 and 11 who attend a private school. Miriam's business is selling confectionery.

Miriam started her business when she was young, selling products in stadiums. Now she makes her sales from her home, so that she can care for her mom. She has two nephews who help her to make her sales. She works from 9.00am to 11.30am and from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. She sells candies, sherbets (sorbets) and other products. With the help of this loan, she would like to buy more supplies for her sales such as sherbets and candies. In the future, Miriam would like to buy machines to carry out her work and further improve her income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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