A loan of $900 helped to purchase marble.


Gloria Aida's story

Gloria has been an active member of the communal bank Las Flores for the past six months and this is her second loan with the bank. She lives on the outskirts of Cuenca, a city whose culture and traditions are deeply entrenched in the daily life of its people, and whose typical cuisine captivates the palates of locals and visitors alike.

Gloria is twenty-six years old and divorced, though she has two children from her previous marriage of seven and five years of age. They study in a little school in the city. The house in which she lives is her own property.

Gloria has a small marble factory in which she produces a variety of products such as kitchen countertops. She learned this profession from her parents and she has had her own business for the past five years. She likes the work because it permits her to be independent and this way she has time to spend in her home.

She used the previous loan to purchase marble for her business and she has paid back the loan within the allotted period without any difficulty whatsoever. She will use this loan to purchase more marble. She likes the communal bank because the loans are fast and they permit her to settle her business expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Kremer


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