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A loan of $475 helped buy food staples, milk products and meats.

Esther's story

Esther has a store where she sells all types of food items. She has 3 years of experience. When she married her husband he motivated her to start a bazaar with some savings and loaned her $100. Later she started a food store because she was selling more food than other types of products. Her store is located in her mother's home; she is adapting an area of her own home, across the street, so that she'll be able to move the business there. She tends to the store every day of the week from 7 am to 9 pm. Her mother helps her take care of the business.

She needs the loan to food staples and buy milk products and meat. She has turned around the capital she initially invested in the business, which has allowed her to grow.

Esther was born on Guayaquil. She is 21 years old. She does not have any children. Her husband works as a door to door salesman selling eyeglasses and cases for cell phones. They are a young couple who fight to get ahead. Thanks to her husband's savings they bought a plot of land where they plan to build their house out of cane. Their dream is that their businesses grow, since they are the couple's only source of income.

Translated by Erin Corcoran, Kiva volunteer.

Esther tiene una tienda donde vende toda clase de víveres para la comida. Su experiencia es de 3 años. Cuando se caso su esposo la motivo a poner un bazar con unos ahorros y presto $ 100, pero luego puso una tienda porque se vendía más estos productos. Su tienda esta ubicada en la casa de su madre, esta adecuando un espacio en su casa para trasladarse que es al frente. Ella atiende el negocio todos los días de la semana de 7:00 AM a 9:00PM, su madre también le ayuda atender.

Ella necesita el préstamo para aumentar sus víveres y comprar lácteos y carnes. Con su capital que ella invirtió le ha dado la vuelta lo que le ha permitido crecer.

Esther nació en Guayaquil. Tiene 21 años. No tiene hijos. Su esposo trabaja como vendedor ambulante vendiendo gafas, estuches para teléfonos. Ellos son una pareja joven que luchan por salir adelante. Gracias a los ahorros de su esposo ellos ya se compraron un terrero donde piensan construir su casa de caña. Su ilusión es que sus negocios crezcan ya que son sus únicos ingresos para su hogar.

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