A loan of $1,100 helped purchase clothes, covers, sheets, plates, mugs, utensils, etc.


Clara Luz's story

Señora. Clara is a member of the communal bank, Nuevos Horizontes ("New Horizons"). She lives in the city center of Cuenca, a city known for its beautiful landscape, colonial city center, culture, tradition, gatronomy, and people. She is 69 years old and a single mother of 3 daughters, all of whom are married. She lives with one of her daughters with whom she shares the household costs. She also cares for her granddaughter of 10 years old, who is an orphan. She does not own her home, but rents it.

Señora Clara is a vendor and is constantly traveling to different places, carrying her merchandise with her to sell. She sells clothes, covers, sheets, plates, mugs, utensils, etc. She has been working in this line of business for over 30 years.

She has been a member of this communal bank for over 12 years. She is very happy to be a part of it since the credits have benefited the growth of her business. She plans to invest her new credit in the purchase of clothes, covers, sheets, plates, mugs, utensils, etc. that she could then sell. Her goal is to grow her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tracy Quan


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details