A loan of $500 helped to buy clothing.

Karina Verónica's story

Karina is a member of the community bank Loma de la Cruz, she lives in the Feria Libre sector of the city of Cuenca, city with great natural beauty that in 1999 became part of the World's Cultural Heritage, it's gastronomy captures the palates of locals and foreigners, its people are nice, hospitable and still maintain the culture and traditions of the city.

Karina is very young, at 22 she lives with her partner and has a two year old son. Her partner is a merchant, they don't own a house so they rent.

Our member works as a private sector employee during her free time she sells clothing, she has been doing this for a year and sells by going around the city.

She has been a member of the community bank for a year and her new loan will be invested in clothing. Her goal is to finish her university degree majoring in Tourism.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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