A loan of $1,275 helped to buy cooking oil, green bananas, and a display case in which to put the empanadas.


Carmen Yolanda's story

Carmen lives in the Playas canton in the Guayas province. She is 46 years old, married, and has two children. One is 18 years old, and the other is 12 years old, and they both go to a public school close to their house.

Carmen started the business of selling empanadas ten years ago. She gets up at five in the morning and prepares the empanadas. She goes to her place at eight in the morning to sell them.

She wants to use the loan to buy cooking oil, green bananas, and a display case in which to put the empanadas. Her goal is to have a place to sell typical Ecuadorian food.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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