A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy flour, sugar, eggs, and other food supplies.

3 De Noviembre (Portoviejo) Group's story

In the Andrés De Vera parish of the city of Portoviejo, the 3 of November Comunal Bank members meet up every fifteen days. The same women who make a living through diverse activities such as trade in general and services among other things.

Here we met Señora Paula, 40 years old, who is married and from this relationship has three children of the ages 20, 17, and 11. The older two study in university and the younger is in high school. Her husband works in a barbershop.

She is a great housewife and mother who, in order to earn something on her own and with this help her children with the expense of their studies, makes a living with the preparation and sale of cakes and pastries. She delivers these products every day to a health center in the town. She also prepares her snacks for parties or receptions, but through orders. She has spent 11 years making a living with this activity and it is going very well.

This loan is for buying flour, sugar, eggs, and other food supplies needed to make her snacks. This is her first cycle in the Communal Bank and she likes it for the ease of getting loans. She hopes to perform well in order to move forward in the bank.

Her dream is to see that her children become very good professionals.

In this group: Ayda Rosa, Aura Monserrate, Virmania Maricela, Susana Elizabeth, Paula Florentina, Chabica Betsabe*, Rosa Margarita, Otilia Del Carmen, Xerly Belen, Zeneida Magdalena, Edith Karina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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