A loan of $1,075 helped to buy candy and to pay for internet and phone service.

Shirley Rosana's story

In Los Bajos de Montecristi, a city that is known for its great diversity of products like straw hats that are known both in and outside th country, the 15 members of the communal bank, "Mujeres por el Progreso" meet every 2 weeks. Señora Shirley lives here. She is 34, married, and has three children, who are 13, 11, and 7. The oldest 2 are in secondary school, and the youngest is in elementary school. Her husband works for the city of Jaramijo. Doña Shirley provides internet and phone service from her house. She also sells ice cream, soft drinks, juices, candy, calling cards, and phone credits from all providers. She works every day and has had her business for 3 years. It is going very well for her since there aren't many other businesses like hers where she lives. She will use this loan to pay for internet and phone service and to buy candy to sell. She has been with her communal bank for 1 year, and she likes it because the group is very close. Her dream is to give her children the best.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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