A loan of $1,100 helped to buy merchandise for her business: caps and sunglasses.


Clemencia Emiliana's story

Clemencia lives in Quevedo, Ecuador, and she is 39 years old. She started her business when her husband emigrated to Spain because he didn't see a future in Ecuador, leaving her alone with their children and without money. She decided to start selling caps and sunglasses from a stand, and through this business she has been able to get ahead. Clemencia makes her sales with the help of her children throughout the day. The difficulties she often faces are the illnesses that at times prevent her from working as she usually does. Clemencia is married and her husband is out of the country. She has children who are 17 and 14 years old who study in a private school. Clemencia will use this loan to buy merchandise for her business such as sunglasses and caps. In the future she wants her husband to return, and she would like to have her own sports clothes store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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