A loan of $450 helped to purchase ceramics.

Lucia Magdalena's story

Lucia is rejoining the Feria Libre community bank, which she had previously been with for three years. She lives in the parish of Ricuarte in the city of Cuenca. Ricuarte is known for its flavorful food since they prepare the richest traditional meals, and the people are friendly and maintain their customs. There are various places where one can admire the beauty of the countryside and enjoy some quiet moments. Lucia is 27 years old, married and has three children, ages 9, 6 and 1. Her oldest two children go to school in town. Her husband is a professional driver in public transportation. They rent their home. Lucia works at a toy factory Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. At home, she dedicates herself to painting and selling ceramics to help her husband with household expenses. She plans to use the loan to purchase ceramics, and her goal is to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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