A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase rice, sugar, oil and salt.

Marcila Magdalena's story

Marcila Magdalena is 70 years old, and is divorced without any children. She lives with her family members in Chimbo, in the province of Bolivar. Marcila Magdalena owns and operates a general store that sells a little bit of everything.

With the support from this loan, she plans to purchase additional merchandise to further stock her business and increase her income. She buys products in Guaranda for resale in her store, and her dream is to improve her quality of life. In her free time, she likes to walk.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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