A loan of $800 helped to buy clothing and shoes.

Leonor's story

The “8 de Mayo” communal bank meets every 15 days in the beautiful city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí, known as the City of the Valley. It is a city with a warm climate, lovely women, and a great variety of food.

Leonor is 62 years old. Her husband passed away several years ago, but they had six children together, one of whom died. Of the remaining five, they are all adults and one of her daughters still lives with her, though she is engaged.

Leonor sells all types of clothing and shoes. She sells from her house, where she has a small store and where her customers come when they need something. She sells on credit and then goes out to charge on the weekends. She has almost never had problems with this because her clients are very safe and reliable. She has been in this business for more than 14 years. Thanks to her business she has been able to provide for herself and hasn’t depended on anyone.

She will use this loan to buy clothing and shoes. This is her second loan cycle with the communal bank and she likes it because the loans grow her business.

Her goals are to continue working and to enjoy good health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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