A loan of $1,500 helped to buy supplies.

Luz Esperanza's story

Luz is a member of Yanbal communal bank. She lives in the Balzay area of Cuenca. This area has several places to visit and fish; there are cabins to enjoy nature and its people are kind and courteous, and still maintain the culture and traditions of their towns.

Luz is 40; she is married and her marriage has produced three children aged 16, 14 and 8. Her first two children study in secondary school and their last daughter is in primary school. Her husband is a driver and works driving heavy goods transport. The house in which she lives is her property.

Luz has had a restaurant for 12 years and works from Friday to Sunday without fixed hours. The other days she looks after her family, and in her spare time she also sells Yanbal branded cosmetics.

She has been a member of the communal bank for 5 years and she is going to invest her new loan in buying supplies for her restaurant.

Her dream is to travel the world.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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