A loan of $775 helped but natural Obnilife products.

Sonia Merinela's story

The Ángel Gabriel Community Bank meets every other week in Colorado in the district of Montecristi, an area known for its rich pre-colonial culture and handicrafts that are nationally and internationally recognized. It is a place of the famous Panama hats.

Mrs. Sonia lives here. She is 39 years old and in a common-law marriage. She has four children who are 23, 21, 19, and 15 years old. They still live at home and are students. She older three are in university and the youngest is in high school. Her husband has an aluminum and glass workshop.

She is a great housewife who also works selling natural, Obnilife brand products in order to earn her own money and help her children with their schooling expenses. She sells door to door and also takes orders. She works three days a week for two or three hours a day. She sells on credit and collects every week. She has been doing this work for more than two years and it is going very well for her. Her best-sellers are vitamins and weight loss aids.

This loan is to buy natural Obnilife products as she currently has a lot of orders. This is her third loan with the community bank, and she is the group's secretary. She likes it because the payments are easy to make.

Her dream is for her children to have professional careers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke

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