A loan of $675 helped to buy plantain, rice, fish, etc.


Rocio Del Carmen's story

Rocío, 44, lives in a sector of Guayaquil called Orquídeas. She’s married and her husband works in construction. She has adult children that don’t live with her; each of her children has their own home.

Her husband set up a food stand for her. She currently sells ceviche [marinated seafood cocktail] and ‘bollos’ [fish-filled fried plantain balls]. She works alone from 5am until 4pm. Rocío does both the food preparation and the selling starting with breakfast at 8am. She wants to use the loan to buy plantain, rice, fish, etc. Her dream is to have a very well-known snack bar in Guayaquil.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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