A loan of $1,100 helped to buy stock merchandise, shelving and food items.

Maria Fernanada's story

María lives in Guayaquil. She started out selling basic items and doing well decided to open a bazaar at home to cover some of the household expenses that came up. She works with her husband; both of them tend to the store. Illness is an important factor at work because it prevents them from doing their work under normal conditions because during the winter in Ecuador there is much illness. She and her husband are in a common law marriage and she has a one-year-old little boy who does not attend school. She wants to use the loan to buy merchandise, shelving, food items and notebooks. Her future goal is to enlarge her house; next year she’ll manage to make it two stories.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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