A loan of $1,075 helped to buy rice, sugar and other products.

Angelica Elizabeth's story

Angélica started her store 4 years ago, and she chose this line of business to be able to spend more time with her children while earning some money. She started her activity by selling from a window of her house until her husband decided to help her, seeing that the activity was profitable. She now has a locale in her house that she has set up by buying various racks, and she sells different products. She works there alone form 6 am to 10 pm, and this helps her keeping the customers she has because the majority if the other shops are closed at that time of night. Her husband is a day laborer in the “Montebello” market, one of the biggest markets in Guayaquil because it is the unloading point of every kind of products; it is her husband who buys rice and sugar by the quintal, pulses and other products, because prices there are lower. Angélica would like to obtain the loan because she is sure that through this means she will be able to buy more products and to improve her economy, something she is very concerned about as she has 3 young children who go to school and her biggest wish it to grant them a stable future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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