A loan of $600 helped to buy oils, rice, sugar, flours, salt, pasta, detergent, and basic necessity items.

Mayra Alejandrina's story

Mayra Alejandrina is 28 years old and lives with her children. She lives in the Ventanas canton, province of Los Ríos.

The EL SAGRADO CORAZON communal bank is locate in the area of the streets Ernesto Briones and Parroquia 10 de Noviembre. It belongs to the Ventanas canton. This bank is dedicated to sales.

Mayra Alejandrina is a merchant. She has a grocery store in her house where she sells basic necessity products. She is going to invest the loan in buying oils, rice, flours, salt, pasta, detergents and basic necessity items.

She buys her merchandise in the city of Ventas from Mr. Juan Arevalo. The loan has helped her to increase production and have quality products. Mayra Alejandrina's dream is to continue in her business and make more profit to give her children a better quality of life. She has faced some challenges, such as prices.

She likes to spend time with her children in her spare time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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