A loan of $900 helped to buy rice, canned goods, and drinks.


Mirian Isabel's story

Miriam, age 41, lives in Guayaquil. She started her business because she wanted to find a way to cover the household expenses. Therefore, she set up a store, where she earns very well. She works in this business every day with help from her sister. She works from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. There are a lot of daily sales where she lives. She is afraid of crime because she earns very well. She is married, and her husband works as a bus driver. She has four children, and they all attend a public school. She wants to use the loan to buy rice, canned goods, and drinks. This way she will fill her store with merchandise and make it grow. She will also have better well-being in her home. Her dreams are to grow more in her work, to fill it with merchandise, and to bring well-being to her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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