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A loan of $1,425 helped to buy supplies.

Judith Isabel's story

Judith is part of the Futuro Para Un Bienestar communal bank. She lives in the outskirts of the city of Cuenca. This city has a cold climate and architecture that has been a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site since December 1999.

Judith, age 50, is married, but she has no children. Her husband is a driver and works driving a bus. They live in their own house.

Judith works in her own grocery store. She devotes all of the time possible to her business in order to make it grow. She used the money from the previous loan to buy supplies to expand her business.

Her new loan is also to buy supplies to continue growing her store. She likes her communal bank because of the solidarity, friendship, and unity that exists among all of the members.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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