A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase plastic utensils and repair her house.

Mayra Pilar's story

Mayra lives in the city of Playas in the province of Guayas. She is 32 years old and a single mother to two children who study at a private school close to her house. Mayra decided to look for work when the father of her children abandoned her. Because of the economic crisis in her country, she was not able to find any kind of work, so she decided to start her own business. She purchases plastic containers and plastic pots and sells them. She works as a street vendor offering her products to her friends and neighbors. She works from Monday to Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm. She will use this loan to purchase more plastic utensils to sell. Her dream is to have a store to sell plastic items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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