A loan of $1,100 helped to buy tables, chairs, and remodel her business's location.

Ormecinda's story

Ormencinda is now on her third loan with the credit group Mujeres Triunfadoras [Triumphant Women]. She lives in the Arenal section of the city of Cuenca, a place with a cool climate. It was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1999 due to the beauty of its architecture. The cuisine is varied and captivates the palates of all who visit. The people are friendly, gentle, and maintain the culture and traditions of their towns.

Ormecinda is a native of the neighboring country of Peru. She has been in this country for the last 12 years. She is 46 and separated, but she has three children who are 28, 26, and 24, all of whom are single. Her eldest lives in Ecuador and her younger two sons live and work in Peru. She doesn't have her own house, so she rents one.

Ormecinda makes her living selling Bon Ice (ice cream), every day of the week in her free time. For the last two years, she has also been running a small bar and restaurant, where she works every single day without a fixed schedule.

Her new loan will be to in invest in remodeling her business's location as well as to buy tables and chairs that she needs.

Her goal is to own her own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Will Morningstar

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