A loan of $1,300 helped to buy merchandise like cosmetics, shoes, purses, and perfume.


Carmen Maria's story

Carmen, age 34, lives in Guayaquil (Orquídeas). She has liked sales for ten years. She devotes herself to this type of business because it generates income for her. This way she is able to get money to cover the household expenses.

She sells cosmetics and clothes from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. every day.

She is not married, and she does not have children.

She will use the loan to buy merchandise like cosmetics, shoes, purses, and perfume.

In the future she wishes to be able to buy a vehicle and to continue working. This is because this is how she supports herself and her parents.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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