A loan of $775 helped to buy sand, gravel, cement, and other construction materials.

Mayra Monserrate's story

The members of the Damas Emprendedoras De Pachinche Communal Bank meet every fifteen days in the town of Pachinche in the parish of Colon, city of Portoviejo. The town is known for its hard-working people who are dedicated to agriculture and livestock farming.

In this town, we meet Mayra. She is 23 years old and married. She has a 4 year old son, who began kindergarten this year. Her husband is a salesman.

She is a great housewife and will use this loan to make home improvements. Her home is semi-constructed. She wants to finish the walls on her home as they are vey rusty. Sometimes her child hurts his skin when he is playing inside the house. She also wants a more comfortable home for her entire family.

She hopes to use the loan for construction materials such as sand, cement, gravel, etc. The communal bank is in its fifth cycle. She is pleased because the loans have enabled her to gradually fulfill her dream of having her house completely finished.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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