A loan of $1,200 helped to buy clothing, shoes, creams, perfumes, etc.

Liliana Annabel's story

The communal bank Hermano Gregorio meets every two weeks in the Jocay neighborhood in the city of Manta, a city known for having beautiful beaches, which are visited throughout the year, and for being a city of unrivaled beauty with many tourist attractions.

Liliana, 21, lives here. She is single and studies Auditing at the University of Manta. In addition to her studies, Liliana is also a businesswoman, selling all kinds of clothing, shoes, wallets, perfumes, creams, and other products that a relative sends her from the United States. She does this because her expenses and school expenses are high. She sells door to door, although she makes most of her sales at the center where she studies, since she has several customers there. She has had this business for four years, which has let her move forward hoping for a better future. This loan is to buy clothing, shoes, creams, and perfumes, among other products that she sells. She has been part of the communal bank for two years and she likes it because the loans finance her business. Her dream is to finish her degree and become a great businesswoman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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