A loan of $625 helped to buy school supplies and paper.


Maria Lucrecia's story

Maria lives in Guayaquil. She started her store eight years ago in order to get more income. She was stocking her store little by little until she now works from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Each day she hopes to continue improving together with her husband (he is in the photo). She hopes to do this in order to be able to give a better life to her four children, ages 14, 11, 6, and 3. The children go to school. In her store she sells provisions like cooking oil, rice, drinks, grains, meat, chicken, and vegetables, etc. She uses her income to invest in the store. She now needs a loan to buy school supplies for her children and paper supplies for when they are in school. She wants the best for them. In the future she wants to finish building her house and to be able to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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