A loan of $1,050 helped buy oil, rice and canned food.

Silvia De Jesus's story

Silvia, 43, lives in a suburb of Guayaquil. She decided to start this business to help her family’s economic situation. Her husband had the idea to open a store, and so she did, and it’s going well. She works alone every day. She has children but they have their own lives. The only challenge she faces is the crime in the area. In the future, she hopes to improve her business and have an actual locale. With the loan she will buy oil, rice and canned food.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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