A loan of $675 helped to purchase shoes, perfumes, skin lotions, cosmetics, and poultry feed.


Cecilia Margarita's story

The members of the communal bank "La Union Hace La Fuerza del Pechiche" of the canton of Rocafuerte meet every two weeks. This place is known for the delicious sweets prepared by the locals and they are renowned throughout the entire country.

This is where Cecilia lives. She is 32 years old, married, and from her relationship she has three daughters, aged 13, 11, and 8. The two eldest are in high school and the youngest is in primary school. Her husband is a master builder. She has been with her husband for more than 15 years but they married only 3 months ago.

Our friend sells shoes and Avon brand products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes, and ladies' accessories). She travels from door to door three days per week offering her products to her clients, completing the sales on credit with the goal of making more sales. She collects payments every weekend. She has been in business for two years and it has gone very well for her. She also raises poultry in her house on a small coop she had built.

This loan will be used to purchase shoes, perfumes, skin lotions, cosmetics, and poultry feed. This is her third loan cycle with her communal bank and she appreciates it for the easy payments.

Her dream is to have a boutique.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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