A loan of $450 helped to purchase fabrics and ingredients.


Flor Azucena's story

The village of 24 de Mayo is located in the province of Manabi. There, the community bank San Jose meets every two weeks. It is a location known for its beautiful scenery and for its hard working population made up of mostly agriculturists and livestock farmers.

This is Flor's third loan cycle with her community bank and she is comfortable with the formality of the organization. She is 46 years old and she has been married for 30 years. She has 4 children, of whom 3 are grown and the youngest is 17 and he is in his last year of high school. One of her daughters is in university. Her husband is a tailor.

She has a tailoring shop together with her husband in the downtown of the village of 24 de Mayo. She makes clothing, primarily for gentlemen, but she also makes uniforms for schools and institutions. She works from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on the weekends she sells prepared foods from her home. Her daughter helps her and together they wake at 5am to have everything ready for their customers.

This loan will be used to purchase fabrics for her husband's business and to purchase ingredients to use in the preparation of her foods.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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