A loan of $1,300 helped to buy a commercial space so that she doesn't have to rent and to buy supplies in general.


Yina Marciana's story

Yina lives in Guayaquil. Laughing, she tells us that she has not married because she hasn't yet met her prince charming. She lives with her parents, since her finances do not allow her to buy her own house. She learned her business from her parents, who worked in this business, then she decided to become independent, selling corn and greens. Then, with the help of her sisters, they began selling humitas (flavored corn paste wrapped in corn husks), rolls, and snacks. Now she has a little bar with many customers, since they like her products a lot. Yina tells us that the area is dangerous and she worries about crime. Her goals for the future are to buy a house with commercial space so that she doesn't have to rent and to improve her income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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