A loan of $1,600 helped to pay for ice cream, sodas and livestock.

Flerida Aracely's story

The parish of Quiroga, in the city of Calceta, is a place where many people work in agriculture, raising animals, and selling their products. The Quiroga Communal Bank meets here every fifteen days.

This is where Mrs. Flerida lives. She is 33 years old and married. She and her spouse have three children, aged 13, 12 and 2. The oldest two are in school. Her spouse is a merchant.

Mrs. Flerida is requesting the loan both for her business and for her spouse's business. She has a business in her house, from which she sells Pingüino ice cream, colas, juice and snacks. Her spouse buys and sells cattle and pigs. Mrs. Flerida has had her business for more than 13 years, and with the loans, she has been able to improve it over time. Now, thanks to the loans she received from the bank, she has bought various tables and chairs where her customers come to be served.

This loan will be used to pay for more ice cream, sodas and livestock for her spouse’s business. Mrs. Flerida has been in the communal bank for more than 11 years, and she likes it because she has been able to improve her business with the loans.

Her dream is to have a business in the center of Calceta.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lindsay Dahlberg

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