A loan of $1,425 helped to buy water and stone.

Leída Beatriz's story

The community bank of Colorado has a meeting every 15 days in Colorado del Cantón Montecristi, known nationally and internationally for its rich pre-colonial culture and its handicrafts. It is the place known for the famous Panama hats.

This is the place where Leída lives. She is 68 years old, is married, and had six children with her husband. Two of her children passed away, and the other four are grown. One of her children still lives with her. Her husband works as truck driver. He has a tanker truck and a dump truck.

Leída is a very good wife who is requesting the loan for her husband’s business. He works selling stone as well as water from his tanker truck.

She also has a business that she runs out of her home, selling soda, water, and other beverages. She tends to this business because it is run out of her home, and it does not get in the way of her domestic responsibilities.

In the area where they live there is no potable water, and her husband takes advantage of this by selling this vital liquid to the people who need it. Her husband has worked in this business for more than 16 years, which has gotten their family ahead. This loan is for the purchase of water and stone.

Leída has been a part of the community bank since its inception and she likes the help that the bank has given them.

Her dream is to purchase a new car.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wright Thompson

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