A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase perfume, lotion, cosmetics, and shoes.

Mariana Magaly's story

The members of the 4 De Agosto community bank meet every 15 days in the parish of Andrés De Vera in the city of Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí, which is known as the city of the Royal Tamarind Trees.

Mariana lives in this place. She is 30 years old, married, and has three children who are 5, 10, and 12 years old. The oldest studies at high school and the younger two are in school. Her husband is employed at a private company.

Mariana works in retail. She loves to sell and offers many products at the same time such as cosmetics from Lebel and Esika and home goods such as irons, fans, blenders, shoes, and other items. She works every day in the mornings since in the afternoon she has to help her children with their homework. She sells on credit and collects her money on the weekends. She has been doing this work for 5 years and it is going very well.

She will use this loan to purchase perfume, lotion, cosmetics, irons, shoes, and other items. She has been a member of the community bank for 3 years and she likes it for the help the loans provide.

Her dream is to see her children do not lack for anything.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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