A loan of $1,625 helped to buy clothes.

Shirley Marisela's story

This client is from Guayaquil’s Orquídeas sector. She started her business encouraged by a neighborhood friend who showed her how she could earn money selling clothes.

She heads out every day with her merchandise to go throughout the neighborhood selling it to her friends and customers from 8am until 6pm. She’s married and her husband’s a security guard at a firm. She has a five-year-old son but he does not attend school yet.

She hopes in future to continue working hard for her family and also to someday have a shop of her own to sell her merchandise in. She needs the loan now to buy blouses, shoes and underwear.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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