A loan of $1,300 helped to buy reeds, plaster, pita fiber and other materials.


Luz Mariana's story

Luz has been a member of the communal bank Corazón de Jesús for some time, and the group meetings are held at her house. Because of the time spent together requesting loans they have become a very united, supportive group. She lives in a community in the Valle Parish in Cuenca, which is surrounded by mountains, giving it a picturesque environment. The climate is cold and the people are hard workers in the areas of agriculture, livestock farming and commerce. They keep their culture and traditions alive.

Luz is 47 years old and married; and her husband works in the roofing construction sector. Through their combined efforts they have managed to have a house of their own.

For now, this member is in good health, as is her husband. She works every day alongside her husband to build roofing, having learned the trade from him.

She used a previous loan to buy raw materials, and was able to pay back the loan on time without any difficulty. She plans to use the new loan to buy reeds, plaster, pita fiber and other materials to continue expanding her business. The companionship is what she likes best about the communal bank Corazón de María.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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