A loan of $1,075 helped to buy perfumes, deodorants, blouses, and pants.

Angela Emerita's story

Angela lives in the suburban southern area of Guayaquil, and at age 35 finds herself separated from her spouse and lives alone, since all her children are grown up. Several years ago, she began a business of clothing and cosmetics sales via catalog thanks to a friend who insisted that she should try it. These days, she sells to her family, friends, and acquaintances in the neighborhood where she makes her route. Among the products she offers are perfumes, deodorants, blouses, and pants.

She sells products from Monday to Saturday throughout the day, and she likes the work she does, since it allows her to be active and above all to make a profit. With the loan she will receive, she hopes to buy merchandise that she really needs for sale. Her greatest dream is to be able to have her own fashion review in catalogs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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