A loan of $1,100 helped to buy cosmetics.

Aurora Celina's story

Celina has been a member of the communal bank "26-71" for 3 years. Over this time, she has strengthened her bond of friendship with all of the members.

Celina lives in the city of Cuenca. This is a city that is surrounded by beautiful countrysides, and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since December of 1999. Its people are friendly and hardworking, and they still preserve the culture and traditions of their villages.

Celina is 66 years old, single, and never had children. She lives in a house that she inherited.

For 15 years, Celina has been selling cosmetics. She started out with only one brand, and gradually expanded the brands and merchandise in her business. She works Mondays through Saturdays with no set schedule, and she also sells her products from her house.

She will invest the funds from her loan in the purchase of cosmetics to sell so that she can continue to grow her business.

Celina's dream is to travel to the United States.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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