A loan of $900 helped purchase construction materials.

Rosa Amelia's story

Sra. Rosa L. is a member of the Communal Bank “Reina de la Nube” (Queen of the Cloud). She lives in the the city of Cuenca. This city experiences cold weather, but it has natural beauty, culture, and architecture that is admired by locals and outsiders. The people are friendly, courteous, and maintain their culture and traditions.

Doña Rosa is 42 years old, married, and has four children (ages 17, 15, 13, and 10). Her two oldest children work and help with the household expenses. Her third child, a daughter, is in high school while the youngest daughter attends elementary school in the city. Her husband repairs tires and has his own shop. Rosa and her husband worked together to build their own home.

Sra. Rosa performs the housekeeping duties for various families. She has been working in this job, Monday through Friday, for seven years.

Rosa is receiving her eighth loan from the Communal Bank. The money from her loan will be invested in the purchase of materials for remodeling her house since it lacks a few finishes. Her goal is to travel all over the world.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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