A loan of $875 helped to buy rice, sugar, and foodstuffs for her store.


Aucileadora Genara's story

Aucileadora lives in the Fortín zone north of Guayaquil. Four years ago she was able to begin the construction of her home, which is made of cement and has electrical and water service. In Fortín, there are many services the residents do not have, such as sewer systems and paved streets. Aucileadora is 30 years old and is married to Segundo, who works as an operator at a gas station. They have two children who attend a state school. She has a grocery store located in her home where she provides her customers with rice and sugar that she sells by the pound, groceries, cleaning supplies, meat, chicken, etc. She opened the business with the help of her husband since she was a housewife but wanted to contribute to the household finances. She has had the business for a year, and it is going very well for her, since she has many customers. She opens the store from 8 in the morning to 10 at night and tends it herself. She likes her business a lot because she can have the necessary time to raise her children and help them with their homework. With the loan she will buy merchandise to have in stock. Aucileadora tells us that her dream is to open a branch with which she will have more sales and improve her economic situation.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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