A loan of $1,575 helped to buy rice, oil, sugar, drinks, meat, etc.

Maria Norma's story

Maria lives in southern Guayaquil, in an area called Isla Trinitaria. She is married and has three children who are all adults and therefore independent. She began her business selling general groceries 15 years ago when she decided to open a grocery store after seeing the needs of her neighborhood as there wasn't a grocery store near her home. Currently, she works alone from Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. With the loan, Maria will buy rice, oil, sugar, drinks, meats, etc. Her future goal is to own a mini market and in that way increase her clientele.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Danielle Kamffer

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