A loan of $775 helped to buy clothes.


Lourdes Patricia's story

Lourdes has been a member of the San Pablo loan group for eight years. She lives in the town of Baños in Cuenca, a town which is known for its thermal springs, entertainment venues and rich gastronomy.

Lourdes is 33 years old and lives in a de facto relationship. She has five children who are 17, 15, 10 and 6 years old, the last being just 10 months old. Her first two children go to high school and her two younger children go to primary school. Her husband works as a builder and they live in their own home.

Lourdes has been working in animal husbandry for some time now, buying and raising animals and later selling them. She also sells clothes in different parts of the city.

The money from this loan will go towards buying clothes. Lourdes’ goal is to travel to the United States.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso


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