A loan of $1,325 helped to buy pants, shirts, tank tops, blouses and clothing for children.


Angie Marisela's story

In the city of Charapoto, the Communal Bank 100% Charapoto meets every 15 days. This region is known for its traditional culture and, moreover, for being a few minutes from two of the best beaches in the province which are San Jacinto and San Clemente. In this location lives Ms. Angie who is 23 years old, is married and the fruit of this relationship is a 1.5 year old son who, since his birth, is her entire life. Her husband is a dump truck driver. She is a young mother and housewife who, in order to obtain her own resources and with this to collaborate on the expenses of the home, dedicates herself to the sale of clothing through a catalogue. Her manner of sales is door to door and she also sells from her home where her clients come. She works 5 days per week, selling her products on credit and collecting payment each week, or every 15 days, in agreement with what her clients want. Her merchandise is sent to her through Guayaquil, the city in which she was born, where her family lives. She has spent more than 4 years on her business and it is going very well, in spite of her tiny son who has made it very difficult for her to complete her travels, but she keeps progressing because she knows that it is for the good of her family. This loan is to buy pants, shirts, tank tops, blouses and clothing for children. She has spent 3 years in the Banco Comunal and she likes it because the loans are quick and without too many restrictions. Her dream is to have her own store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth


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