A loan of $525 helped to buy more shoes.

Lorena Elizabeth's story

Lorena, age 31, lives in Guayaquil. She started her business selling Avon and Yambal products. However, after changing her business she started to sell shoes. She was able to get ahead with this business by earning better income for the household expenses. She likes selling goods.

She works in her business alone from 9:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening selling shoes. She is afraid of crime. This is because she earns a lot, and she is afraid they will rob her.

She is not married, and she has no children. For now, she supports herself. However, she hopes to have her own family in the future. She wants to be able to get married, have children, and work for them.

She wants to use the loan to buy shoes. She wants to be able to have enough income and to have her own house. She wants to have a boutique in order to display her products and to give work to people who need it.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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