A loan of $675 helped to buy fish.


Rosa Endrina's story

The María Auxiliadora (Mary Help of Christians) Loan Group meets in La Sequita parish, which belongs to Montecristi Canton, a flourishing canton in Manabi, known as the birthplace of the Viejo Luchador ("Old Fighter" and a former president of Ecuador) Eloy Alfaro, and known for its famous Panama hats, which are known in and outside of the country. Rosa lives here. She is 57 years old, married, and has 11 children, 10 of them now grown. The youngest is 17 and goes to high school, and four of her children still live at home. Her husband is a businessman. She is a great lady who helps her husband by getting loans for him to invest in his business. He sells fish, and to do this he rides a three-wheeled bike through the streets of Manta with the goal of selling his products. Our friend Rosa tells us that he works everyday, and that he goes out to Manta's beaches at dawn to have the best fish for his customers. He has been doing this work for more than 30 years, and thanks to God it has always gone well for him. He will use this loan to buy fish to sell. Rosa has been in the Loan Group for ten years, and she likes it because of the easy payments. Her dream is to buy a car so her husband can travel more easily.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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