A loan of $550 helped to buy cosmetics.


Ulda Manuela's story

Ulda has been a part of the Génesis credit group for a year and a half. During that time, she has been able to establish a very good friendship with all of the members of the group. They are more like a family that supports each other unconditionally. She lives on the outskirts of the city of Cuenca. This city is the third most important economically in the country. Since December of 1999 it has been a World Heritage Site. It has great natural landscapes, a variety of fauna, and is the cradle of great artists and athletes.

Ulda is 36 years old. She is married and has two children from her marriage, aged 14 and 4. Her oldest child goes to high school. Her husband is a lawyer by profession and the house they live in was lent to them by a relative. Ulda has worked as a cashier for 2 years on rotating shifts. In her free time, she sells a variety of cosmetics. She is going to invest in buying cosmetics for Christmas. Her goals is to finish college.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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