A loan of $675 helped to buy construction materials.


Carmen Piedad's story

Señora Carmen is a member of the Las Américas community bank, and she lives in the parish of La Victoria del Portete. This parish has a cold climate, and its people work in trade and animal husbandry. Many of the parish's people work in the city of Cuenca, and others have migrated to other countries in search of better opportunities.

Doña Carmen is 53 years old. She lives with her husband and has conceived 6 children who are 33, 32, 30, 24, 12 and 10 years old. Her eldest four children work and help her financially, her youngest but one child is studying in junior college and her youngest child is in a small school in the city. Her husband works in construction. They don't have their own home, so they live in a house where he is working.

Señora Carmen works tending a farm, an activity she has been performing for 10 years. She also works raising cattle. This is her second loan made ​​through the community bank and she will invest it in the purchase of building materials so that they can start building their home. Her goal is to finish her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack


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