A loan of $675 helped to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts and children's clothes.

Alexandra Elizabeth's story

The “La Sequita” communal bank meets in La Sequita Parish which belongs to Montecristi, a prosperous canton in Manta. Its residents are hard working, devoted to their families and very proud of their roots.

We found Alexandra, 25, here. She’s in a common law relationship and has three children who are 6, and 3 years old and an 11-month-old. The oldest is in school and her husband’s a bricklayer.

She is a great housewife who, besides taking care of her home and small children, also seeks ways to earn extra money to provide the best for her family. She sells clothes. She currently works two days a week because her youngest baby is very small and it’s difficult for her to take him along.
On these days her mother babysits her baby but when he gets older she plans to dedicate every day of the week to sales. She started her business with the loan she got six months ago and she tells us that she does well despite everything.

She will use this loan to buy more merchandise like: pants, blouses, t-shirts and children’s clothes. This is her second loan with the communal bank and she likes it because the loan has been very helpful for her business.

Her dream is to have a house of her own because she currently lives with her in-laws.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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