A loan of $850 helped to buy pants, blouses, T-shirts, and children's clothing.

Everilda Dolores's story

The community bank La Fortuna meets every fifteen days in the parish of Picoaza in the city of Portoviejo. It is a place known for being a very commercial zone, for its traditional celebrations of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and for the happiness of its people.

Everilda lives in this place. She is 32 years old, lives in a common law marriage, and has 3 children aged 10, 7, and 1. The two oldest ones study in school. Her husband is a shop-keeper.

With the intention of earning something on her own, and with this to be able to move forward, Everilda sells all types of clothing out of her home. Her form of sales is door-to-door and she also sells at home where she has a small space. She works three to four days a week, sells things on credit to her customers, and charges every fifteen days. She goes to Guayaquil to buy merchandise every fifteen days or monthly, according to what she needs. She has been doing this for seven years and it is going very well for her.

She is going to use this loan to buy more merchandise like: pants, blouses, T-shirts, and children's clothing. She has been with the community bank since its beginning, and she likes it due to the help that it gives with loans.

Her dream is to give the best to her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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