A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase remote controls, cellphone cases and cellphone accessories.

Aide Esperanza's story

The May 3 Community Bank meets every 15 days in the Picoaza parish in the city of Portoviejo, a place known for being a very commercial area, for its traditional San Pedro and San Pablo celebrations and for its happy people.

In this place, we meet Aidé who is 34 years old, is married and, from that relationship, has four children who are 14, 12, 10 and 5 years old. The two eldest study in high school and the other two are in elementary school. Her husband is a trader.

She is a head of household who is requesting a loan for the business of her husband who is dedicated to trading. He sells TV remote controls and other appliances, cellphone cases and cellphone accessories. He is dedicated to this work everyday from 8AM until 6PM. He walks the city streets selling his products. He is going to buy his products in Guayaquil. She tells us that her husband has been doing this kind of work for six years and that it is going well.

This loan is to buy controls, cellphone cases and cellphone accessories. She's been in the community bank for ten years and she likes it for the help that the institution has given her and for the opportunity to support her husband with the business.

Her dream is to have a cement house since the one she has is made of cane.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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