A loan of $775 helped to buy perfumes, crèmes, cosmetics, trinkets, and ingredients for making empanadas..


Elizabeth Rosalia's story

Sra. Elizabeth is a member of the Communal Bank “Renacer Uncovia” and lives on the outskirts of the city of Cuenca. This city has cold weather and was named a World Heritage Site in 1999 because of the beauty of its churches and its historical center. The people have maintained their culture and traditions.

Sra. Elizabeth is 22 years old, married, and has a five-year-old daughter. Her husband works as a carpenter. She does not have her own home and lives at a relative’s house.

Elizabeth has been selling Avon cosmetics for two years and her work schedule lasts from Sunday through Sunday. She also sells empanadas, but only on request.

This is her third loan through the Communal Bank and she will invest the funds in the purchase of perfumes, crèmes, cosmetics, trinkets, and ingredients for making empanadas. Her goal is to own a home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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