A loan of $1,525 helped to buy clothing and supplies.

Cruz Carmelina's story

Cruz is a member of the Mujeres Floreciendo communal bank. She lives outside the city of Cuenca, a city named as a World Cultural Heritage site in December 1999. Its gastronomic offerings entice visitors. Four rivers flow through it. Its citizens are friendly, kind and hard-working, always searching for a better future for their families.
Cruz is 58 years old is married and has two grown children as fruit of this union. One is married and lives independently, the other studies and works. Her husband works as a security guard. They live in their own home.

Cruz sells snacks which she makes herself and pastries with all types of fruits. She also sells clothes, a business she started a few years ago.

She is requesting the same loan again as the last one was very helpful. She invested it in her business and saw good results. This new loan will be used to buy clothing and supplies to continue with her business. She enjoys her communal bank for the friendship and solidarity. Plus the loans allow her to continue to expand her economic activity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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