A loan of $775 helped to buy cosmetics.

Johanna Yomayra's story

Johanna is a member of the Renacer Uncovia communal bank. She lives in Cuenca, one of the most important cities of the country, a mix of colonial and modern. There its people follow the traditions and culture of their forefathers.

Johanna is 25, single,and seven months pregnant. She lives in her parents’ rented house since they don’t have their own home.

She has worked part-time in a mini market and for the past 5 years in her free time she has been selling Yanbal cosmetics.

The communal bank is in its second loan cycle and she will use the money to increase her merchandise.

Her goal is to have a bigger cosmetics sales business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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