A loan of $1,375 helped to buy bed sheets.

Buenaventura Carmen's story

Carmen, 45, lives in the neighborhood of Quevedo in the city of Guayaquil. She decided to gradually enter into business, starting with sales of plastic items, and then later clothing. As the business improved she continued to buy merchandise. In addition to this, she works in a rotisserie chicken shop. Carmen is a single mother with 2 children. She works every day to make money on her own. One difficulty she faces is the crime in her area. In the future, she wants to have a store and have more merchandise to sell, so that she can provide her children with everything they need. With this loan, she will buy bed sheets, clothing and other merchandise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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