A loan of $675 helped to purchase sheets, bedspreads, and comforters, etc.

Fátima Ximena's story

In the sector known as El Cady, in the parish Colon, in the city of Portoviejo, the members of “Banco Comunal La Cantera” (Community Bank of Quarry) meet every fifteen days. In this area the majority of people work in agriculture. Fatima lives in this area. She is 27 years old and maintains a free union from which she has 4 children, They are 11, 9, 7 and 1 years old. The three eldest study in school. Her husband works in agriculture.

Fatima is a hard working woman with the intention to help her husband with the costs of the home. She works in commerce selling sheets, bedspreads and comforters. She sells door to door by credit and charges by week because this allows her to get more clients and her sales always improve. She has been working in this business for more than 4 years which allows her to help her husband who does not make a lot of money in his field tasks.

This loan will be used to purchase sheets, bedspreads, and comforters, among other things. She has done three cycles in the communal bank and she likes it for the help that she receives from the bank. Her dream is to give the best to her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor

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