A loan of $1,000 helped to buy aluminum, glass, fiber glass, and other materials.

Leidy Margarita's story

The members of the November 4th Communal Bank meet every 15 days in the lowlands of Montecristi, a city that is known for a large diversity of traditional products such as the Panama hats that are famous both within and outside of the country.

It is in this place where one can meet Sra. Leidy. She is 48 years old, married, and has five grown children. Two of them still live with her. Her husband makes doors and windows.

Leidy is a good wife and is taking out a loan so that she can help her husband with his business. He has a shop in their home where he works with aluminum, glass, and fiberglass. She says that he has various jobs that involve working with these materials such as making doors, windows, and other items. He works every day with the help of two of their children, who are learning the trade every day from their father. Leidy’s husband has been in this line of work for 15 years. Thanks to God, he is rarely lacking for work.

This loan will be used to buy aluminum, glass, fiber glass, and other materials that her husband needs for his work. Leidy has been with the Communal Bank for five years and enjoys being a member because of the help the loans have provided. Her dreams include continuing to improve day after day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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