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A loan of $1,625 helped to buy groceries for her store.

Martha Consuelo's story

The client is from the city of Portoviejo. She started with this business due to the fact that when she came to live in what is now her home, her children were going to school and her husband was a farmer; so she saw the need to set up a business to help her husband.

She works alone, every day, from early in the morning. She is a widow and her children are all married and independent. In the future she wants to be able to see all her children close-knit and working hard until old age. Now she needs a loan to buy rice, sugar and other groceries for her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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