A loan of $2,475 helped to buy construction materials for making physical improvements to her store.

Anonymous's story

This borrower lives in Guayaquil. She started her store with few groceries, but she gradually increased her business with the help of her husband (who also appears in the photo). They work every day, beginning in the early morning hours, and continue until nightfall when they close the shop. Her store is stocked with food items such as rice, grain, canned goods, candy, and other products.

One of the difficulties in her business is dealing with traffic, since it makes it hard to sell groceries. The borrower is married and her husband is a master bricklayer. They have four children, one of whom suffers from a disability.

The borrower has many aspirations for her family, so she wants to continue working in order to improve her business and provide the best for her children. Her loan will be used to improve the space where she has her store. She will buy cement, bricks, and paint since this improvement will help her provide better service to her customers. In the future, she wants to complete the physical improvements to her shop and provide the best for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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