A loan of $1,575 helped to buy cement, sand and bricks.

Mery Margarita's story

Mery is 46 years old and lives in Paraíso Guayaquil. She makes her living selling prepared meals, as she wants to improve her economic situation. Besides this, she offers beauty services. With a lot of effort and dedication, she works every day alone preparing meals and when she has time, she provides beauty services to her female customers. In the future, she aspires to have her house fixed up for her children. With this loan she will buy materials to improve her apartment, since she wants to improve the place where she prepares food, by buying cement, sand and bricks.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Wong

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