A loan of $1,650 helped buy Bermuda shorts, bathing suits, t-shirts, blouses and children’s clothing.


Fabiola Azucena's story

In the town of Mocora of the parish of Colon in the city of Portoviejo, known for its hardworking people dedicated to agriculture and animal farming, the members of the Community Bank La Mocora gather together every 15 days.

In this place, we met Fabiola, 34, married with 2 children, an 11-year-old daughter who is in school and a 4-year-old son. Her husband is a professional chauffeur. She is a very good housewife who is also an entrepreneur. She sells all kinds of clothing, door to door, or from her house where her clients come when she has new merchandise.

She works every day from 8am to 11am, when she goes back home to wait for her daughter to arrive from school. Sometimes in the afternoons, she also goes out to sell. She sells on credit and collects every week. She buys her merchandise in the cities of Puertoviejo or Guayaquil. She’s been in this line of work for more than 6 years and it’s been going well.

She is requesting a loan to buy clothing for the beach season, like Bermuda shorts, bathing suits, t-shirts, blouses and children’s clothing, which she currently sells the most. She is a founding member of the Community Bank and its president. She appreciates the punctuality with which the institution gets things done. Her dreams are to continue getting ahead with her business and personal life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste


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