A loan of $1,600 helped to buy ingredients, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for her restaurant.


Evelia Georgete's story

The members of the Communal Bank “Mi Mundo Natural” (My Natural World) meet every 15 days in the city of Portoviejo, which is known as the “City of the Royal Tamarind Trees”. Sra. Evelia lives in this place. She is 64 years old, separated from her spouse, and has four grown children. One child still lives at home.

Doña Evelia is a very determined woman who enjoys working so that she can get ahead. She has been preparing food to sell for the past 15 years. Since she does not have a shop, Evelia delivers lunches and occasional snacks from her home. She has customers at certain institutions where she sends her delicious dishes and then collects payment every two weeks. For this reason, she needs the loans so that she can buy the products she uses for preparing her dishes until she is able to collect payment. Evelia wants to use this loan to remodel a space where she can set up a restaurant, which has been her dream.

This loan will also be used to buy ingredients, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for her restaurant. Evelia has been with her Communal Bank from the beginning and enjoys the assistance that she has received from the Bank.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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