A loan of $1,500 helped to buy bananas, oranges, papayas, melons, and other fruits.

Anonymous's story

This woman lives in Quevedo, Ecuador. She is 45 years old and began selling bananas and other fruits as a way of getting ahead. She was able to gain customers, so she decided to set up a stand outside of her home.

The borrower spends most of her time selling fruits by herself. Sometimes she has the help of either her children or her husband. The difficulty she faces in selling fruit is having to do it during the winter because sometimes the profits are low. Another impediment she must deal with is a missing extremity that prevents her from walking normally. All of her children are grown.

The borrower will use the loan to increase her business by purchasing fruits such as bananas, oranges, papayas, melons, and other types of produce. Her dreams include growing her business so that she can increase her earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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