A loan of $775 helped to buy pots and ingredients to make morocho [a drink made of milk and corn].

Raquel Marlene's story

Raquel lives in the city of Quevedo in the province of Los Ríos. She's thirty-four and divorced with four children who go to a local public school. She always wanted to have her own business. A few years back she was traveling around selling morocho [a drink made of milk and corn] on the streets, but then, with her prior loan, she bought a cart and now she has a morocho stand. She works by herself seven days a week from five in the morning til ten at night. She wants to use this loan to buy pots and ingredients for making morocho. Her dream is for the business to keep growing so she can give her children a better life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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