A loan of $1,450 helped to buy basic household products and school supplies.

Lilia Judith's story

The 'Parque a la Madre' community bank meet every two weeks in Jipijapa canton. This canton is known as 'the Sultana of coffee' owing to its extensive coffee crops which have a flavor that is second-to-none. It is also known for its cuisine and the warmth of its people.

Here we meet Lidia who is 62 years old, married, and has four adult children. One of her children still lives at home. Her husband is a salesman.

In order to get ahead in life, Lidia and her husband run a grocery store in their home. There they sell all kinds of products such as rice, sugar, oil, detergents, vegetables, greens and fruit. They also sell other miscellaneous goods and stationery. Lidia and her husband work there every day from 6.00am to 8.00pm and sometimes until even later. They have been in their business for more than 30 years and Lidia tells us that it is how they have made progress and educated their children. Their business is very busy because of the good service they provide to their customers. Their customers prefer to do their daily shopping at their store.

Lidia will use this loan to buy basic household products and school supplies so that she can make the most of the school season. She has been a member of her community bank for five years and likes it because of the help that she receives through the loans. Her dream is for her entire family to enjoy very good health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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