A loan of $550 helped purchase ingredients & cooking utensils.

Maira Maribel's story

Sra. Mayra Maribel A. is a member of the Communal Bank “Medio Ejido”. She lives in the Las Orquídeas sector of the city of Cuenca. The city is known for its rich culture, its historical center, its various cuisines, its beautiful vegetation, and the warmth and friendliness of its people.

Sra. Mayra Maribel is 37 years old, married, and has two children (ages 18 and 3). Her oldest child attends high school in the city. Mayra’s husband works as a professional truck driver and travels around the city. They do not own a home, so they live in a rental property.

Doña Mayra is originally from Zaruma, but she has been living in the city of Cuenca for two years. She decided to move to this city for a change of scenery. Mayra works in her own restaurant that she started two years ago. She works from 7am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday.

Mayra is participating in her second loan cycle. Her previous loan was a great help to her business and she will use her new loan to invest in the purchase of ingredients and supplies, such as cooking pots. Her goal is to have her own house in the city of Cuenca.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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