A loan of $550 helped to buy clothes, shoes, creams, perfume and women's accessories.

Angelica Liliana'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.

Angélica is 37 years old, divorced and has two children who are 16 and 12 years old and attend secondary school. In order to get ahead and so that her children would have everything they need she’s been a merchant for more than ten years. She sells Avon and Yanbal products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumery and women’s accessories), and clothes and shoes via catalogue. She sells door to door and also from home where she has a small locale that her customers can visit. She works every day from 8:30am until 4pm. Her sales are cash and credit. The clothes and shoes are shipped to her from Guayaquil.

This loan is to buy clothes, shoes, creams, perfume and women’s accessories. She’s been a member of the communal bank for more than three years and she likes it because of the way the institution operates. Her dream is to give her children the best.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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