A loan of $550 helped buy sheets.

Margarita De Los Angeles's story

Mrs. Margarita is a member of the Eugenio Espejo Communal Bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, it is known as a city with natural and architectural wealth. It has been a World Cultural Heritage Site since December 1999. Its climate is cold but its people have warm hearts, keeping the culture and traditions of their land.

Mrs. Margarita is 30 years old; she is married and has 4 children of 16, 12, 6 and 1 year of age. The first two children are studying in a high school in the city and the third is in primary school. Her husband is a salesperson, they don’t have their own home and rent but are building a house.

Mrs. Margarita takes care of her home and business, she has sold sheets for 6 months. She is a professional seamstress and has over 10 years of experience. Mrs. Margarita also works from home making clothing but only when she receives orders.

This is her second loan with the communal bank and joined the group by her friend’s invitation. The new loan will be used to buy sheets.

Mrs. Margarita’s goal is to finish her home and to see her business grow.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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