A loan of $450 helped to buy fabric, thread, and building materials.

Carmen Aurora's story

Carmen is in her second loan cycle with her communal bank "Siempre Amigas." She lives in Valle parish in Cuenca, a place with lush fields and beautiful landscapes. The architecture there is a mix of modern and ancient, and the people are hardworking and very friendly. The residents work in agriculture, animal husbandry, and trade, and they still maintain their culture and the traditions of their towns.

Carmen is 40 years old. She is separated from her husband, with whom she has 2 children. One daughter is married and lives independently. Her son is single and works to pay for his personal expenses. Carmen lives in her own home.

Carmen has a business raising guinea pigs and chickens, and as she is a very capable woman, she also learned dressmaking. She is now a professional seamstress, and she works in her home every day, without a set schedule.

Carmen will invest this new loan in the purchase of fabric, and thread, and she will also buy construction materials to build a laundry room where she can wash her clothes.

Carmen's dream is to have a workshop and employees.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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