A loan of $1,100 helped to buy watermelon, plums, and apples.


Dolores Petrona's story

Dolores lives in Guayaquil. When she was 18 she started selling wholesale fruit for good prices to her customers. Since then she has had a fruit business. She works from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with help from her brother. The difficulty with her business is the thieves in the area where she has her business.

She is separated. She has two children, ages five and eight, who attend public school.

She wants to use the loan to buy watermelon, plums, and apples.

Her dream is to have a truck in order to distribute to different places more rapidly.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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