A loan of $1,075 helped to buy shrimp larvae and food.


Carmen Cecilia's story

In the spa town of San Clemente en Portoviejo, every 15 days, the 1st of December Community Bank meets. This place is known for its beautiful beaches which are visited by many domestic and foreign tourists. Its gastronomy is very varied and delicious.

In this place lives Carmen who is 43 years old. She is married and from this relationship she has two children who are 20 and 15 years old. The eldest of her children is handicapped and the youngest studies in high school. Her husband is a merchant.

Carmen, with her husband, is dedicated to selling shrimp larvae for which they have a laboratory where they cultivate and feed the larvae to later take them to sell shrimp as much within the city as outside. It is a delicate process since they buy the little shrimp eggs and incubate them in their laboratory and feed them so they develop well. They have 15 years experience in this business and it is going well.

This loan is to buy shrimp larvae and food so they can have good development. She has been in the community bank for five years and she likes it because the interest is very low. Her dream is to get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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