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Total loan: $1,575
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Maria Mercedes

Ecuador
Guayaquil (Suburbio), Ecuador / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $1,575 helped to buy rice and oil, and also to fix up the premises, etc.


Maria Mercedes's story

María lives in the Suburb of the city of Guayaquil. She is 37 years old, divorced, and has no children. Ten years ago, María was unable to find a stable job. She decided to start her own business, and since she has a talent for cooking, she opened a canteen at her house, where she sells food. She works from Monday to Friday, from 6:00am to 9:00pm.

With the loan, she wants to buy rice and oil, and also to fix up the premises, etc. Her future goal is to buy herself a station wagon so that she can deliver food to remote locations, and also to convert her canteen to a restaurant that is well-known for selling typical Ecuadorian foods.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: October 14, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Banco D-MIRO S.A.

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: October 14, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Banco D-MIRO S.A.