A loan of $900 helped to buy rice, sugar, and legumes.

Karina Elizabeth's story

Karina lives in Guayaquil. She opened her grocery store when she separated from her partner so that she could support herself and her son. Karina works all day with the help of her son. In her store, she offers a variety of products such as candy, rice, grains, beverages, and other items.

The difficulty with her business is dealing with thieves who are in the area where she lives. Karina is separated and has a 15-year-old son who is studying at a state school. With this loan, she will buy rice, sugar, and legumes. Her dream is to become a professional, which will greatly help her with managing her store and her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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