A loan of $900 helped to buy tables and food ingredients.


Enma Beatriz's story

Mrs. Enma is a member of the communal bank Miraflores and lives in the city of Cuenca, the capital of the Azuay Province. It is known as the "Athens of Ecuador", the cultural city of the country, and is also modern and attractive. Cuenca offers the best and most important production of crafts in the country. Its varied gastronomy captivates the palate of locals and foreigners, alike. Its people keep alive the local culture and traditions. Enma used to belong to another communal bank but since she is a very enterprising woman she set up a new group to give opportunities to new members, and is requesting another loan. Emma and her family are all very healthy. She has been in the business of selling food for three years because she likes to cook and finds this to be a good source of income for her family. The money from the previous loan was used to buy dishes and food ingredients for her business. She plans to use the new loan to buy tables and food ingredients to expand her business. She had no difficulties paying back the previous loan and was able to pay it on time. She enjoys the communal bank because she and her friends discuss interesting topics. Her goal is to continue expanding her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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