A loan of $900 helped to buy rice, sugar, grains, and drinks.


Teodora Florinda's story

Teodora, age 48, lives in Guayaquil. She started her business 15 years ago (1998). She did this when she sold a piece of land she had in El Progreso. She decided to establish her own business selling supplies and general groceries. It grew little by little, and she now has a store with very good clientele.

She starts work in her business at 6:30 in the morning. She orders merchandise every 15 days. She does not have any difficulties in her business, and with God’s help she is making day to day progress.

She is married and has three children who are adults and live independently. Her husband helps her by working in commerce or selling crabs.

She wants to use the loan to buy rice, sugar, grains, and drinks. Her dream or goal is to, through the business, be able to improve construction on her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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