A loan of $1,550 helped to buy clothes, shoes, purses and food items.

Jenny Janina's story

The 7 De Septiembre communal bank meets every 2 weeks in the city of Manta. This city is known for its beautiful beaches that are visited frequently all year long, and for being a city with unequaled beautiful with many tourist attractions.

Here we meet Jenny. She is 36 years old and a single mother of a 19 year old son who goes to college. She has been in the communal bank for 3 cycles and she likes it because the loans are quick and don't have so many requirements.

To make a living and help her son in his studies, she is a merchant. She has a locale in her house where she sells American clothes, shoes, and purses, among other products that are sent to her from the United States. She works at her business every day. She also prepares food and appetizers for an events center in the city. She does that activity twice a week and she earns good money selling these dishes. She has had her business for more than 9 years and with it she has been able to get her son ahead by herself so that he can be a good person.

This loan is to buy clothes, shoes, purses and food item to prepare her delicious dishes.

Her dream is to have a great restaurant in the city.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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