A loan of $900 helped to purchase four chairs, a table, peanuts, plantains, and spices.

Edita María's story

The beautiful city of Bahía De Caraquez is known for its beaches, its rich cuisine, and the warmth of its people. It is in this place that the members of the Communal Bank “Marianita de Jesús” meet every fifteen days.

This is Sra. Edita. She is 57 years old, married, and has five adult children. One of her daughters lives at her house along with her husband and their three young children. Edita’s husband works as a bricklayer.

She has a business selling fast food, such as delicious “ceviches” (marinated seafood cocktails) and vegetable empanadas. Edita also prepares tasty ice cream in different flavors. She works every day. In the morning, she prepares all types of foods and then conducts her business in the afternoons away from her home. She sells her products until 7pm or when she runs out what she has prepared. Edita has been in business for more than 10 years and says that she has done very well. As a result, she has been able to help her husband with the difficult task of maintaining their home.

This loan will be used to purchase four chairs and a table so that her customers will be more comfortable. In addition, she will buy supplies such as peanuts, plantains, and spices used in preparing her dishes. Edita has been with the Communal Bank for four loan cycles and enjoys the benefits she has received.

Her dreams are to continue working and to enjoy good health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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