A loan of $700 helped to buy merchandise such as: plazas, shirts, pants, spandex, and cosmetics.

Mayra Aracely's story

Mayra lives in Manta and is 28 years old. She says that she always wanted to help her husband with household expenses, and that was why she began to sell clothing and cosmetics to her friends.

She sells clothing and cosmetics, working every day. She visits her friends and offers them merchandise. Problems have arisen in her business with regard to her health and with thieves in the neighborhood.

She is married and has two small children, ages 6 and 2. With the loan, she is going to buy merchandise such as blouses, shirts, spandex, cosmetics, etc., so that she can have more income in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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