A loan of $1,000 helped to buy chickens, guinea pigs, as well as provisions for her store.


Clara Eulalia's story

Sra. Clara is a member of the Communal Bank “Los Talvos”. She lives in the neighborhood that surrounds the parish of Valle in the city of Cuenca, which is known for being a major producer of corn and having attractions, such as the Lakes of Chochapamba, which are full of totora reeds. The people are hardworking, friendly, and kind.

Sra. Clara is a 31-year-old single mother with three children (ages 9, 8, and 7), all of whom attend an elementary school in town. She owns the house in which she lives. Two years ago, Doña Clara opened a store where she now spends a great deal of time. She also raises chickens and guinea pigs, cultivates her land, and sets asides what she harvests for household consumption and for sale.

The money from her previous loan was invested in the purchase of provisions for her store. This time she is requesting another loan in order to buy chickens, guinea pigs, as well as provisions for her store. She enjoys her Communal Bank because of the friendship and unity that exists among all of the group members.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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