A loan of $575 helped to buy cosmetics.

Ulda Manuela's story

Ulda is a part of the Génesis credit group. She lives in the city of Cuenca. This city is visited frequently because of its historic center, for which is was named a World Heritage Site in december of 1999. It is bathed in 4 rivers and its culture, traditions and cuisine captivate its own people and others.

Ulda is 36 years old. She is married and from her marriage has 2 children, aged 14 and 4. Her oldest son is in high school and her husband is an attorney. The house they live in was lent to them by relatives. Ulda does the housework, but in order to contribute to the household budget, she also works as a cashier. She sells cosmetics via catalog and also raises animals. It is going well for her and she hopes to continue growing in this business. She invested her previous loan in cosmetics. Her new loan will also be invested in buying cosmetics on sale so she can keep growing in her business. She likes her credit group because of the friendship that there is in the group. They always support each other and give each other a hand so they can get ahead and achieve their goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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