A loan of $1,675 helped to buy flour, chicken, spices, sweets, and other supplies.

Manuela Alexandra's story

Sra. Manuela is 47 years old and lives in Guayaquil. She says that she began working some time ago when she prepared appetizers for a party. The attendees enjoyed the food and began placing orders with her. Now she earns her living by working in this manner. Manuela gains work by accepting orders and performs her duties alone.

In addition to selling snacks, Manuela also manages a bazaar. The difficulties in her business include having to deal with thieves that exist in the area. This prevents her from making sales late in the evening. Manuela is married and her husband is a master bricklayer. They have a young son who is in kindergarten.

With this loan, Manuela will buy supplies to continue her business such as flour, chicken, spices, sweets, and other items. Her dream for the future is to have a large pastry shop where she can provide jobs to other people since she will be in need of employees.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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