A loan of $1,575 helped to buy rice, sugar, flour, display cases, and other items to fix up her shop.


Ramona Guadalupe's story

Ramona lives in the semi-urban area around the city of Guyaquil called Guasmo. She is 57 years old, single, and has two grown, independent children. As a result of her separation from her ex-husband, Ramona decided to look for a job, but since nobody would give her the opportunity to work for a business she gathered all of the money she had and opened her own general store. She currently works in the store every day from 8 in the morning until 10 at night.

With this loan, she will buy rice, sugar, flour, display cases, and other items to fix up the shop. Her goal is to have a mini-market that is recognized in the city for serving all of its customers' needs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey



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