A loan of $900 helped to buy various brands of cosmetics.

Teresita De Jesús's story

Mrs Teresita O. is a member of the 'El Progreso de Azogues' community bank. She lives in the city of Azogues. This city is known for the architectural beauty of its streets. Its churches are the symbol of the city's religion. It people are kind and friendly. The city's gastronomy is also very impressive.

Teresita is 55 years old. She is divorced and has 5 grown-up children. Four of her children are married but only 3 live independently. Her married son who lives at home shares in the household expenses and her youngest son, who is single and studying at school in the city, doesn't have his own home. He rents.

Teresita is an elementary school teacher. She has been doing this job for 32 years. She has also been selling various brands of cosmetics for four years. She sells her products to her friends and acquaintances in her spare time.

Teresita has been a member of her community bank for 2 years. She has very good friends in the community bank with whom she shares meetings every fortnight. Her loan will be invested in buying cosmetics for the Christmas season. Her dream is to have her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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