A loan of $1,000 helped to buy cosmetics, perfume, lotions, cement blocks, and cement.

Margarita Consuelo's story

56-year old Margarita liveslives in an urban area in the Orquídeas section of Guayaquil. (Las Orquídeas means "The Orchids", so called because it originally had many orchid flowers). Her husband is a master bricklayer. They have children. Margarita sells food and beauty products.

She started her business some time ago because she enjoys selling. Before that she didn’t have a regular job. She decided to sell lunches in her neighbourhood and at the same time beauty products and cosmetics.

Margarita works every morning preparing the lunches, and in the afternoons she sells the other items. With the loan money she wishes to buy more merchandise and Yanbal beauty products. In the future she would like to open a restaurant in her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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