A loan of $1,575 helped to buy flour, salt, and clothing.


Blanca Ecilia's story

Blanca lives in the Fortín neighborhood of Guayaquil. She is 42 years old, graduated, and has a bakery and bazar. She started the business ten years ago, mainly selling articles of clothing. Later, when things were going well, she decided to set up a bakery where she employs various people to bake the bread. Blanca tells us that things went well for her, so she opened her small bazar in the same place. She generally works alone, although sometimes her oldest son helps her. Her greatest challenge is the winter, when the streets become muddy and her sales drop a bit. She is single, now that she separated from her husband, and her children have reached adulthood and are married. She really enjoys her work because she feels useful and she doesn’t need her children’s financial help. She will use the money from this loan to buy flour, salt, notebooks, and clothing for her businesses. She would like to complete her home so she can expand her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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