A loan of $1,575 helped to purchase apples, pears, and grapes.

Tomasa's story

Tomasa is a 49-year-old woman. She lives in Duran, which is part of Guayaquil. Her business of selling fruit started when she became a widow because she needed to cover her food expenses. Tomasa says that she thanks God that her children are now grown and independent. She works by herself every day between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Her decision to perform this type of work was very successful because she was able to provide her children with an education.

With this loan, she plans to buy merchandise, such as apples, pears and grapes, to increase her sales. Her dream is to have a house of her own because she currently rents.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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