A loan of $550 helped to buy pants, blouses, shirts, and other clothing items.

Pablo Lorenzo's story

Pablo is a member of the Emprendedores del Futuro Communal Bank. He lives in the city of Cuenca, which was named a World Heritage Trust site in December of 1999. The city has great architectural and natural beauty, and its friendly, kind, and warmhearted people preserve the culture and traditions of their ancestors.

Pablo is 41 years old, married, and has two children who are 14 and 13 and who go to school in the city. His wife sells Yanbal brand cosmetics for a living. They own the home they live in.

He works full time as a private employee Mondays through Saturdays and at night he goes all over the city selling different kinds of clothes to his friends and acquaintances. He has been doing this for two years.

This is the third loan he is taking out through the communal bank and he is going to use it to buy pants, blouses, shirts, and other kinds of clothing to stock his business.

His dream is to maintain his health and to have a place to sell his merchandise.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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