A loan of $675 helped to purchase reeds, newspaper, cardboard, glue, cords, and other items for making fireworks.

Norma Patricia's story

Sra. Norma lives in the sector of Yanuncay in the city of Cuenca, which is known for its cold climate as well as its natural, architectural, and cultural beauty. It is the third largest city in Ecuador. The people are warm and friendly.

Doña Norma is 36 years old, married, and has two children (ages 16 and 14) who attend high school in the city. Her husband is abroad because he had to look for work in order to provide a better future for their family. Norma owns the home that she lives in.

She is an artisan who makes fireworks. Norma has been in this business for 15 years and works Sunday through Sunday without a fixed schedule.

She is receiving her third loan as a member of the Communal Bank. She will invest in the purchase of materials such as reeds, newspaper, cardboard, glue, cords, and other items so that she can continue her work. Her goal is to expand her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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