A loan of $1,575 helped to buy flour, lard, butter, eggs, etc.

Adriana Del Rocio's story

Adriana lives in northern Guayaquil in an area called Las Orquídeas. She is 46 years old and is divorced. She has 2 children. The oldest is grown and the youngest goes to a nearby public high school in the area. Adriana started her own business 14 years ago with her ex. THe business was a bread bakery. Because her husband abandoned her she had to completely take over raising her sons and running the bakery. Now, Adriana works with the help of her younger son. They work Monday though Sunday from 4 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. With the loan, she wants to buy flour, lard, butter, eggs, etc. Her dream is to expand her business and make it a well known cafe in Guayaquil.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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