A loan of $850 helped to buy rice, oil, snacks, candy and beverages.

Maria Del Carmen's story

María, 43, lives in Quevedo, Ecuador. She decided to open a store at home because her economic situation declined and that motivated her to start this business. She works very hard every day by herself. In future, she'd like to have a house of her own. She will use the loan to buy rice, oil, etc.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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