A loan of $1,650 helped to buy clothes and Yambal brand products.


Juana Lucelinda's story

In Manabí Province’s 24 de Mayo Canton known for its beautiful scenery, forests and variety of fauna and for its hardworking residents who are farmers and raise animals, the “Madre Para Un Futuro Mejor” (Mother For A Better Future) communal bank meets every fifteen days.

Juana, 42, lives here. She’s married and has four children. Two of them are adults and attend university and the younger ones are 10 year old twins attending the final year in elementary school. Her husband is a school teacher.

She is a very good wife and housewife who besides tending to her home also works as a teacher in a local school. She’s also a merchant selling clothes and Yanbal products (beauty products, cosmetics and women’s accessories). She works every day at school in the morning and during the afternoon wanders through her locality selling her products. She sells to fellow workers who are her best customers. She sells on credit collecting payment on Saturday or Sunday each week. She’s been in sales for more than 6 years and she does very well.

This loan is to buy clothes and Yanbal products. She’s been in the communal bank for more than two years and likes it because of the group support. Her goals are to continue with her business and to improve it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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