Total loan: $1,100
Nelly Del Carmen
Portoviejo, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Retail
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Nelly Del Carmen's story
On the outskirts of Portoviejo, in the sector known as Las Piedras, we find the Caminantes de Cristo (Followers of Christ) Communal Bank, which meets every 15 days. Nelly is a founding member of the bank and has been with it for seven loan cycles. She is very happy with the bank because it has survived and grown its membership, and she's appreciative of Kiva partner Fundacion Espoir for the help she has received with her loans. She is 43 years old; she is married and has three children, two who are older and the other who is 16 years old and going to school. Her husband is a bricklayer. She sells Yanbal products (beauty products, perfume, and accessories). [Translator's note: Yanbal is like Mary Kay or Avon.] She also works from 6:30 am as a housemaid, but in the afternoons she travels with her products and delivers them even though she is understocked, and takes payment every Sunday. This loan that she is requesting is to pay for the orders that are coming at the end of this month because she has already delivered some products but not gotten fully paid for them. Her dream is to finish her house.