A loan of $1,525 helped to buy clothing, handbags and costume jewelry.

María Isabel's story

The members of the credit group Las Unidas Somos Mas meet every fifteen days in the canton of Rocafuerte. This place is known for its delicious sweets made locally and renowned throughout the country.

Maria lives in Rocafuerte. She is 40 years old and has a common law marriage from which she has three children aged 23, 18, and three years. The two younger ones are still living at home. The husband is a merchant.

Maria is a woman who enjoys working and through her effort giving the best to her family. She works providing household services for a home in the city, but in her free time she works selling clothing of all kinds, handbags, and costume jewelry, among other items. She gives her customers credit and collects every 15 days. She's been for over three years at this business that she began with the first loan from the group, for which she is very grateful.

This loan is to buy clothing, handbags and costume jewelry. She's been in the credit group for three years and she likes it because she started her business with the loans. Her dreams are to give the best to her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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