A loan of $1,075 helped buy clothes.

Yadira Yajaira's story

Yadira lives in Libertad, a tourist zone in Ecuador which is very well known for its beaches. She is 30 years old and earns her living selling clothes and backpacks. She became involved in shop-keeping at a very young age, since her mother earned her living from this activity and she helped her mother. Her mother no longer accompanies her because she died 2 years ago and since then she has decided to continue alone.

At the moment she is very dedicated to her business. She works from 8 in the morning to 6 at night. She now has a shop located in a shopping centre which means that she is protected from street crime. Since she is married her husband Jorge looks after the home, working independently in door to door sales.

She has three children who are 11, 7 and 3 years old and who go to a public school. She hopes that with this loan she will be able to buy men’s and women’s clothing to expand her business.

Her next goal is to open another business in job creation and to improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer KAROLINA KOSZELSKI

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