A loan of $1,100 helped to buy vehicle replacement parts.

Julia Narcisa De Jesús's story

Mrs. Julia C. is a member of the Caritas Alegres (Cheerful Little Faces) communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca which is renowned for the colonial beauty of its historic city center. This city is the birthplace of great athletes, artists and poets.

Julia is 51 years old, divorced and has 3 children, one who is 27 and twins who are 26. All of her children are in the university and also work. She does not own a house of her own; she lives in her parents’ house.

Julia is a professional school bus driver. She’s been in this line of work for 15 years. She works all day because she transports children to school and teenagers to high school

She has been in the communal bank for two years and she likes it because she has good friends there. She will use the money from her loan to buy vehicle replacement parts. Her dream is to stay healthy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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