A loan of $875 helped to buy Yanbal products, hair dyes, nail varnishes.

Gloria Maribel's story

Caminantes de Cristo (Travelers in Christ) is a Communal Bank that meets every fortnight in the outskirts of Portoviejo in a sector known as Las Piedras. This place is known because it’s near a rock quarry, hence its name.

This is where Gloria lives. She is 30 years old, she is married and she has four children aged 11, 9, 6 and 2, and the first three go to school. Her husband is a taxi driver.

A few years ago, Gloria studied beauty consultation and personal makeover in an academy of the El Carmen canton. She is a good mother who, on top of caring for her family also engages in offering beauty consultations and personal makeover services. Her customers come to her house to receive beauty treatments such as nail varnishing, haircuts, hair coloring, even though she manly works at her customers’ houses. Thanks to the loans she has already received she has been able to buy the tools she needs to provide the good service she is now renown and requested for. She also sells Yanbal products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes and accessories for ladies) while doing her beauty job. She has benne engages in this activity for more than 8 years and things are going very well.

She is requesting a new loan to buy Yanbal products, hair dyes, nail varnishes and other items for her activity. She has been a member of her Communal Bank since the beginning, and she likes it for the benefits she receives from the institution.

She dreams of owning a big beauty salon.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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