A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase wood, paint, sealant, glue, and nails for a carpentry workshop.

Marlene Jacqueline's story

The community bank La Sequita meets in the parish of Sequita, in Montecristi canton in Manabi province. Its people are very hard-working, dedicated to their families, and proud of their roots.

In this location, we find Marlene, who is 21 years old and lives in a common-law marriage in which she has two children who are 2 and 4 years old. Her husband works in a factory in Manta.

She works with her father who has a carpentry workshop where they make a variety of items out of wood, for example: beds, furniture, doors, drawers, windows, and many more. She works every day from 8:00am until 4:00pm, and when she has a lot of work, she works later. They do work for people who come to their workshop and they also bring items to the department store in the city of Portoviejo.

This loan is to purchase wood, paint, sealants, nails, glues, and other things they need to manufacture their products. She has been in the community bank for three years, and she likes how easy it is to get loans.

Her goal is to continue working for the well-being of her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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