A loan of $1,425 helped to purchase products that are household staples.

Verónica De La Nube's story

Verónica is a member of the Zhullin communal bank. She lives in the neighboring area of the town of Azogues, a place with cold weather. This town has a unique feature, since it's located on an inclined ground surface due to its geography. Its inhabitants are very skilled artisans who still maintain the culture and traditions of their people.

Verónica is 29 years old and married. From her marriage she has conceived three children aged 7 and 3 years and a 7-month-old baby. Her eldest child goes to school and her husband works as an employee for a private company. She owns the house where she lives.

For the past few years Verónica has focused on her store. She works from Sunday to Sunday without a regular schedule. She decided to be in this line of work because it allows her to have the time and the space to care for her children, and also to get a source of income for her household.

She used her previous loan to purchase foodstuffs and other merchandise for her store, and she obtained a very good profit from that. She's once again requesting a loan in order to purchase products that are household staples and therefore expand her business. She enjoys her communal bank because of the lectures on education that they get on every meeting. Also, she enjoys it because by being with her friends, she takes a break from her daily work routine and talks about various subjects that interest her.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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