A loan of $900 helped to buy fruit and make some repairs to her premises.

Zoila Rosa's story

Zoila is a member of 'Las Flores' community bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca which is a World Heritage Site. This city is well known for the beauty of its historic center, the four rivers that surround it, its cuisine, and the culture and tradition of its villages.

Zoila tells us that she and her family are enjoying very good health. Her business is selling tropical fruit. She has been in this business for 25 years as it is a business in which her family has traditionally worked.

Zoila invested her previous loan in buying fruit and she didn't experience any problems in making her repayments. It was very helpful to her as she was able to use the profits she made to improve her family's situation.

Zoila will invest her new loan in buying fruit too. She will also make some repairs to her premises so that they look better. She enjoys being a member of her community bank because of the camaraderie that exists within the group. Her dream is to buy a car.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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