A loan of $1,450 helped to purchase a thermal bedspread.

Paola Fernenda's story

Señorita Paola is a member of the communal bank "Fe y Alegría" (Faith and Happiness). She lives in the city of Cuenca, which is the country's third most important city. It has natural and architectural beauty. The residents there maintain the culture and traditions of their people.

Señorita Paola is 21 years old. She is single and lives with her parents, who she helps financially. Her father is a driver and lends his services to a taxi unit. He has his own taxi. Her mother is a shopkeeper. They don't own their own home; they live in a rented house.

Señorita Paola is a cosmetologist. For the last three months, she has offered her services from a small shop. She can do all kinds of skin treatments. She works from Monday to Friday from 8:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night.

Señorita Paola has been a member of her communal bank for 2 years, and she is going to invest her new loan in the purchase of a thermal bedspread for her shop.

Her goal is to own a Spa.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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