A loan of $1,575 helped to buy a stove, pots, and plates.

Gumercinda Colombia's story

Gumercinda, age 62, is single and has three grown children. She started selling food by working for one of her sisters. She is now independent, and she works together with her daughter. She works from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Her goal is to have a big restaurant that serves typical Ecuadorian dishes. She will use the loan to buy a stove, pots, and plates.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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