A loan of $675 helped to buy essential household products and guinea pigs.


Clara Dolores's story

Clara is a member of the 'Las del Rio' community bank and lives in El Progreso community. This is a cold-climate area which has beautiful natural landscapes. The locals are charismatic, cheerful and hard working people who maintain their culture and traditions. They work in farming, livestock raising, and many of them work in different jobs in the city.

Clara is 36 years old and separated. She has seven children from her marriage who are 19, 17, 13, 11 and 9, and twins who are 1 year and 9 months. Her eldest two children work and help out financially. Her third child (a daughter) is in high school and her next two are in elementary school. She owns her own home.

Clara has owned a store for four years. She works there from 7 o'clock in the morning until 8 o'clock at night. She also raises lambs, guinea pigs and pigs which she sells in her community. In addition, she has been making ropes for one year.

Our member is on her second loan and she will invest it in buying essential household products for her store and guinea pigs. Her dream is to have more capital so that she can expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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