A loan of $875 helped to buy clothes, jewelry, and household products.

Mariana Del Carmen's story

The Amistad banco comunal meets every 15 days in the city of Tosagua. This place is known for being very dynamic, where the majority of its habitants work in agriculture or by raising animals. The area has a lot of vegetation.

Mariana lives here. She is 56 years old, married, and has three adult children who live independently. Her husband is a vendor.

Mariana and her husband have a business selling clothes, jewelry, and various household products. Her husband sells in the city and he also goes outside the city, visiting Calceta and Bahía. She sells from home to familiar customers. Her husband has worked in this business since he was single and continues with it now to move his family forward.

This loan is to buy clothes, jewelry, and household products. She has been part of this communal bank for over 10 years and she likes that the loans come quickly without many requirements.

Her dream is to have a store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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