A loan of $1,575 helped to buy sand, cement and bricks.

Gema Patricia's story

Gema started selling clothing 7 years ago because a friend was doing it and told her that she made good money. In addition, in the company where she works they give prizes when you met your sales goals, which seemed interesting so she decided to start this business. She works alone, going out to different parts of the city taking her products and catalogs. She sells perfume, clothing, lotion, and unisex clothing which she sells individually.

Gema tells us that the neighborhoods are dangerous but when she collects payment her husband accompanies her. Her spouse, Jacinto, sells beans and vegetables all over Portoviejo. They have a two-year-old son who goes to daycare.

This loan will be used to buy sand, cement and bricks to improve their home so their son has a better place to live.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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