A loan of $450 helped to buy thread, beads, hooks, etc. pants, blouses, shirts, etc.

Rosa Aura's story

The Confraternidad de Damas communal bank meets in the Pacheco housing project of Portoviejo.

Rosa, 46, is a single mother of three children; she is a craftsperson. She maks such things as necklaces, bracelets and all kinds of costume jewelry; she also sells clothing for women, men and children. She has been in this line of work for 10 years and she sells from her home.

This is her first cycle with the bank; she was encouraged to join by a friend. She is happy with the benefits the Foundation offers.

She travels to Perú and Guayaquil to buy from wholesalers. She invests from 400 to 800 dolars and sells to her customers on credit in order to obtain more customers. This funding will be used to buy thread, beads, hooks and other supplies for her crafts as well as pants, blouses, shirts, t-shirts and underwear for the entire family.

She has always worked by herself and one of her dreams is to have her own store and her own house.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details