A loan of $1,000 helped to buy sewing materials and fruit.

Amparo Auxiliadora's story

The communal bank "Santa Lucia De Quiroga" meets every fifteen days in the parish of Quiroga of the city of Calceta, a place where people make a living through agriculture, animal husbandry, and the sale of their resulting products.

Amparo lives in this parish. She is forty-two years old. She is in a common-law marriage and has three children, aged seven, eight, and twenty years old, from this relationship. The oldest child attends high school, and the younger children attend primary school. Her spouse works in agriculture.

Amparo runs a small sewing workshop out of her home where she makes all types of clothing. She takes orders from private individuals who request her to sew articles of clothing or mend them. She will also direct part of this loan to her spouse who works in agriculture and the buying and selling of fruit, a business that they run from their home. They work every day in all of their activities. This is how they get ahead and try to provide their children with the best education.

She will use this new loan to buy sewing materials and fruits. This is her third cycle with the communal bank and she likes it because the loans make it easier for her to continue working. Her dream is provide your children with a good education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski

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