A loan of $450 helped to buy construction materials.

Rosa Melania's story

Señora Rosa is a member of the community bank "Espori Mi Bankito." She lives in the city of Cuenca. This city has a great natural, colonial, and cultural richness. It is knows as the Santa Ana of the Four Rivers. Since 1999 it has been a world heritage site, and its traditions make it a warm city.

Doña Rosa is 50 years old. She is divorced and has three children ages 31, 21, and 16. Her oldest son works and helps her economically. Her second child, a daughter, studies at the university, and her youngest daughter is in high school. She doesn't have her own home, so she rents.

Señora Rosa has a bar, a business that she began two years ago. She works all day from Monday to Saturday. She also prepares refreshments for all types of social occasions.

She has been a member of her community bank for five years, and she is going to invest her loan in the purchase of construction materials for the construction of her house.

Her goal is to finish her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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