A loan of $975 helped to buy paint, clay figurines and clay.

Nila María's story

Nila has been part of the “La Paz” credit group for some time now. She likes it because of the unity and companionship that exists since it’s a very organized group and everyone has the same objective which is to improve the quality of life at home. She lives in the city of Cuenca, a place that enjoys natural and architectonic beauty; it has a varied cuisine that captivates all who visit it. This is a city that’s also the birthplace of great writers and sports figures.

Nila is 48-years-old and in her marriage has had 7 children. Three of her children are married, three work and help her out economically and her youngest who is 8-years-old attends the little local school. Her husband works in pottery making and they own the house they live in.

Nila works every day making pottery, work she’s been doing for the last 25 years. She started in this business thanks to her husband who knew this art and she now participates in this family business.

She used her previous loan to buy raw materials and earned very good profits. She’s repeating the loan since she’ll use it to buy paint, clay figurines and clay she needs to manufacture her crafts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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