A loan of $1,050 helped to buy clothing, shoes, and beauty products.

Fatima Amalia's story

Fatima lives in Guayaquil and is 45 years of age. She has two children who attend a state school. Fatima is not married, but she lives with the father of her children. He has a job as a mechanic.

She started out working as an assistant for another saleswoman. This enabled her to learn the business before becoming independent. For the past six years, she has been selling cosmetics to her relatives, friends, and acquaintances. Her work schedule begins at 9am and continues until nightfall. Like any other person, Fatima has difficulties dealing with crime and illnesses.

Her loan will be used to acquire clothing, shoes, and beauty products. In the future, she wants to improve her home by replacing the roof that has deteriorated. She also wants to support her children with their studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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