A loan of $550 helped to buy food and soft drinks.

Libia Jesús's story

Libia is part of the Loma de la Cruz communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca, which is known as the birthplace of great poets and writers. It has been a World Heritage Site since December of 1999. She likes the communal bank because of the sense of community she has found in her friends and acquaintances.

Libia, 48, is married with no children. Her husband is a legal professional. They live in their own house.

Libia works daily in her restaurant. She has been in this business for eight years. Since she likes the culinary arts, she decided to start her own business and she now makes a daily income. She is her own boss and she works at her own pace.

She used her previous loan to invest in the purchase of food, with which she had very good earnings. With her new loan, she will buy food and soft drinks to continue with her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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