A loan of $675 helped to buy lentils, beans, peanuts, corn, etc.

Carmen Lucciola's story

In Los Bajos de Montecristi, a town known for its great diversity of typical products, such as the straw hats that are well-known in and outside the country, the communal bank “Mi Banquito” meets every two weeks.

Carmen is a founding member of the communal bank and she likes the help it gives her with the loans. She is 46 years old and married and has three children. One of them is grown and the other two are 16 and 4 years old. One studies in high school. Her husband works in sales.

She is a very good homemaker. To help her husband with the household expenses, she requests the loan so he can finance his business. He sells grains, such as beans, lentils, and peanuts, among other things. He works four days per week in the market in Manta. He has been in this business for 15 years and thanks to God, things have gone well so that he has been able to get ahead.

She will use this loan to buy lentils, beans, peanuts, and corn, among other things.

Her dreams are to have good health and keep working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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