A loan of $600 helped to buy spices such as aji chili peppers, garlic, MSG, and salt.


Anonymous's story

This borrower lives in Guayaquil. She began selling spices in the northwestern part of the city. She later moved to the suburbs and was able to grow her clientele. The borrower sells spices such as aji chili peppers, garlic, MSG, and salt.


Her difficulty is whenever she has a relapse of her illness. The borrower is a person living with HIV/AIDS. She must also deal with the presence of crime in the area where she has her business.


The borrower is single and has no children. She will use this loan to buy spices. Her dreams include enjoying the company of her loved ones, selling spices to more people, and having a house of her own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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