A loan of $975 helped to buy gold jewellery.

Joseline Melani's story

The "San Patricio" loan group meets every fortnight in the Cuba barrio of Manta, a city known for its beautiful beaches that are visited all year round. The city is also known for its many tourist attractions and unbeatable beauty.

And it is here that 22-year-old Joseline lives. She is married and has a three-year-old son. Her husband works in a wholesale shop.

Joseline is a hard-working young woman who, aside from being a great mother and wife, works at a business in the city. In order to earn more for her family, though, she also works selling gold jewellery to colleagues and. In addition she goes out to sell her goods in the evenings and at the weekend when she is free.

This loan will be used to buy gold jewellery. Joseline has been with the loan group for two years and she likes it because she used her first loan to start her business. Joseline's dream is to give her son the best she can.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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