A loan of $825 helped to purchase plaster, reeds, and other materials.


Luz Mariana's story

Luz is a member of the Corazón de María community bank, which is located in the parrish of Valle, an area known for its beautiful landscapes. The people work raising animals, as farmers, and in business. Many work in the city of Cuenca doing various jobs. They have warm hearts and maintain the culture and traditions of their towns. Luz is 47 years old, married, and her husband works constructing ceilings. Working together, they have their own home. Luz tells us that she is in treatment for an infection, but her family is very healthy. She works making stucco ceilings along with her husband. She started in this work since her husband knew the art. They have had their business for eight years and it is going very well. There are difficulties, including many times when they have few materials, since this does not allow them to finish their work on time. She will invest her new loan in the purchase of plaster, reeds, and other materials. She had no problems meeting the deadline on her last loan. She likes her community bank for the camaraderie, and the loans allow them to cover the costs of their business so they can continue growing. Her goal is to increase the size of their workshop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd


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