A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase clothing, slippers, and costume jewelry..


Diana Marjorie's story

“La Victoria” [Victory] communal bank meets every fifteen days in “La Victoria” neighborhood in Manta, a city known for its beautiful beaches that are visited frequently in all seasons. It is also known as a city of unequaled beauty with many tourist attractions. In this place, lives Diana, a 35 year old woman. She is married and has three children, ages 13, 11, and 3; the two oldest are in school. Her husband is engaged in fishing. Diana is a very good wife and housewife. To obtain income, she is engaged in a business where she sells clothing, slippers, and costume jewelry. She sells door-to-door and goes out in the mornings to make her rounds, taking advantage of the time that her children are in school and she only has to take the smallest child with her. She has been engaged in this business for eight years and it allows her to get ahead. This loan is for the purchase of clothing, slippers, and costume jewelry. She has been with the communal bank for three years and likes it because she improves her business with the loans. Her dream is that her children are good people and become professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz


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