A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase cement, sand and cinderblock.

Francia Maria's story

Francia, 53, lives in a semi-urban area in the Fortín de Guayaquil. Her husband is a carpenter and they have adult children. She earns a living by dressmaking and by selling ice.

She began in sales some time ago since she enjoyed that profession, as well as making clothes. She works alone every day selling ice and at times does sewing for customers who ask her to make repairs.

With the help of the loan she wants to buy construction materials for fixing up her home and have a healthy, stable life with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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