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Total loan: $1,650
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Nedda Leonor


A loan of $1,650 helped to buy shoes, clothes, perfume, jewelry, cosmetics, creams, and other products.


Nedda Leonor's story

The 3 de Mayo communal bank meets every 15 days in the Jipijapa canton. The canton is known by its nickname, "The Sultana of Coffee", because of its extensive coffee crop that has an incomparable flavor. This area is also known for its food and the warmth of its people.

This is where we meet Nedda, age 46. She is married, and they have five grown children and two children, ages 11 and 7, who go to school. Three of their children still live with her. Her husband is a merchant.

She is a very good wife, who tries to help her husband with the heavy responsibility of the household. In order to do so she gets loans that he uses in his business. He sells shoes, clothes, and other items. She tells us that he travels to other places in his car to sell his products. While he does this she does housework in a house in the area. However, in her free time she also sells Avon products (beauty items, cosmetics, perfume, and women’s accessories).

This is how they join together to be able to do what is needed to get their family ahead. She has had this business for 20 years, and it is going quite well for her.

She will use the loan to buy shoes, clothes, perfume, jewelry, cosmetics, creams, and other products. She has been in her communal bank for 12 years. She likes it because of the help from the loans.

Her dream is to have a store where her husband could sell his products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: April 24, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación ESPOIR

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: April 24, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación ESPOIR