A loan of $675 helped to buy clay.

Eloy Rafael's story

“Divino Niño de Tohalla” (Devine Child of Tohalla) is a Communal Bank that meets every fortnight in the Montecristi Canton, a place known for its rich pre-colonial culture and for its crafts that are famous both nationally and internationally; here is where the famous straw hats come from.

Here is where Eloy lives. He is 38, he is single and he lives with his parents. He has been a member of this Communal Bank since the beginning, and he likes it because thanks to the loans he succeeds in funding his activity.

Eloy engages in making and selling bricks (a product used in constructions). He owns a small bricks producing factory, two people work for him and he pays their salary on a monthly base. They work Mondays to Fridays and even Saturdays and Sundays if they have many orders to deal with. He delivers his bricks to traders coming to his community, and they then sell them in other cities.

The loan he is requesting will be used to buy clay to make bricks.

He dreams of continuing carrying out his activity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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