A loan of $1,625 helped to buy clothes.

Dalila Eufemia's story

Dalila has been part of the communal bank Loma de la Cruz for several years. She lives in the outskirts of the city of Cuenca, a place that enjoys a cold climate, but its people have very warm hearts. It has various places to enjoy nature. One can also enjoy its culture, its traditions and its gourmet cooking.

Dalila is 59 years old, is married and in her married union conceived 4 children. Three of them are married and live independently. Her single child works and helps her financially. Her husband is retired and now works as a shopkeeper. She doesn't have her own home because she rents.

Dalila sells clothing and other items. This work got her out of debt several years ago. This work allowed her to improve her finances and come out ahead with her whole family.

She invested her previous loan in buying clothing, sheets, comforters, etc. since she already had several orders. Now she is going to invest her new loan in clothing for the Christmas period that is approaching. She had no difficulties in the settlement of her previous loan because she made the payments on the corresponding dates. She likes the communal bank because of the comradeship of the group and the educational talks that they receive at each meeting.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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