A loan of $525 helped to buy more phone recharges and to buy more beverages.

Lidia Patricia's story

Lidia, 36, lives in Guayaquil. She started her business selling mobile phone calling plans and then decided to go into the business of selling mobile phone recharges because they sell better; she also sells water, colas and juices. She stresses that she likes working in sales. The difficulty she has is crime because her neighborhood is very dangerous. She’s unmarried and has no children. She’s her only source of support and strives daily by herself in order to continue forward. With God’s help she hopes to marry and have children.

She wants to use the loan to buy phone recharges and beverages to sell so she can have a commercial enterprise where she can hire others, have a house of her own so her future family will not suffer economically.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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