A loan of $775 helped to buy household articles and school materials.

Indaura Ismelda's story

The Communal Bank La Sequita meets in the parish of La Sequita, which belongs to Montecristi, a prosperous district of Manabita. It is full of hardworking, dedicated people who are proud of their roots. La Sequita is a parish where the people are honest, dedicated to their work and live only for their families.

In this place lives a woman called Indaura. She is 58 years old, and she lives with her common law husband. They have 8 children, all of them grown up. The youngest is studying at a college some distance away in Manta. Two of Indaura’s children still live with her. Her husband is a trader.

Indaura has a room in her house where she sells assorted household items and stationary. She works every day from 08:00 to 18:00, and sometimes even later, when her customers need something. Since she started receiving loans, she has been able to gradually make improvements to her shop and offer a bigger assortment of merchandise, in order to attract more clientele. Indaura has been running her business for 15 years and it has helped her to give her children a good education.

This loan is to buy household items and school materials in order to improve her business. She has been a member of the Communal Bank for more than 10 years and she likes the support that she receives.

Indaura’s dream is to carry on running her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Maria Edlin

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