A loan of $750 helped to buy water containers.

Matilde Isabel's story

The members of Grupo De Crédito Las Vegas meet in the Crucita parish of Portoviejo canton. This place is known for its lovely beaches that surround this beautiful place which is very popular with national and foreign tourists. It’s known by the name “Crucita la Bella” (Crucita the beautiful).

Matilde lives here. She is 28 years old and is in a common-law relationship and has 3 children ages 9, 6 and 3; the two eldest are in school. Her husband works on a shrimp farm. Matilde is a woman who likes to earn some money and with this it helps with the expenses, the education and raising of her children. She has a small tank in her house which she distributes water in cans or per gallon. When her husband is present he makes home deliveries and when he isn't his clients go to the site as water is an essential liquid for the people who live in this area as well as for the fishermen who go out to sea and fish. She has been doing this work for 6 years which helps her to get ahead.

This loan is to purchase more water containers because the season is approaching and it’s needed for her clients. She has been a part of this loan group for 2 years and she likes it because the loans help a lot.

Her dream is to give her children the best.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Lima

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