A loan of $1,600 helped to buy scissors, bandages, gauze, disinfectants, surgical tape, cotton and other medications to do better work for her clients as a health provider in nursing and rehabilitation.

Katiuska Teresa's story

In the city of Portoviejo, capital of Manabí, known for many years as the city of the Royal Tamarind Trees, the communal bank Mujeres en Acción meets twice a month.

Katiuska is 37 years old. She is married and from this relationship has two children 15 and 9 years of age studying in secondary and middle school. Her husband works in the public prosecutor’s office.

She is a good mother and wife who likes to work to get ahead. Some years ago she studied nursing and graduated with the title of nursing assistant. Now she works in nursing and rehabilitation but more importantly, she has many clients that require her services whom she attends to with great pleasure. Each time she has another client, working every day, she responds the moment her customers call. She gives ejections, serums, and heals wounds, among other things. She has more than 12 years experience doing this so she has a lot of experience in what she does.

This loan is to buy medical instruments such as: scissors, bandages, gauze, disinfectants, surgical tape, cotton and other necessary medications to do better work. She has had four cycles with the communal bank and she likes it because the group is united and trustworthy.

Her dream is to have a car in order to travel to where her clients are.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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