A loan of $1,625 helped to purchase milk, cheese and sewing supplies.

Areida Celeste's story

The "San Pedro de Pueblo Nuevo" communal bank gathers together every 15 days in the parish of Pueblo Nuevo of the canton of Santa Ana. It's a place of decent people who are dedicated to working in agriculture and cattle raising. It has a charming rural landscape and friendly people.
That's where Areida lives. She's 62 years old. Her husband passed away several years ago, but she has five children from that relationship. Her children are independent adults.
Several years ago, Areida studied dressmaking in a local school. Nowadays, in order to get ahead on her own and not depend on anyone else, she owns a dressmaking shop where she manufactures all types of garments. She enjoys making women's and girls' clothing the most. She also owns a small store in the lower floor of her house where she sells milk and cheese every morning. She has worked in sewing for over 30 years, and it is something that she loves. The milk and cheese sales is a business that she kept going after her beloved husband's death. That's how she gets ahead without depending on her children.
This loan is to purchase milk, cheese and sewing supplies. She has been in the communal bank from the very beginning and she likes it because of the help she gets with loans.
Her dream is to make progress and to enjoy good health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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