A loan of $1,275 helped to buy pants, blouses, underwear, and plastic.


Marianita De Jesus's story

Marianita de Jesús, age 48, is married to Kebler, a student. She has one minor child.

She is an economist by profession, and she lives in La Libertad in Guayaquil.

She started her business by selling informally at a place in La Libertad. Thanks to her daily effort and work they have gotten ahead. Her business has progressed. She now has a formal place to sell at the Santa Elena market. She does not have big problems because her husband helps her. The only difficulty is that Santa Elena is a bit far from Libertad, so she has to travel.

Her son is an excellent student, and he goes to the state school.

The loan she is requesting is to expand her business by purchasing clothes (for women, men, and children) plastic, and baby items, etc. Her dream is to have various clothing locations in order to improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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