A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase dried grains such as beans, faba beans, garbanzos, lentils, etc.

María Rosalina's story

Señora. María is a member of the Las Cumpliditas (Little Bouquets) communal bank. She lives in the Girón canton, which is visited because of its waterfalls, natural beauty, and tasty cuisine. Her people maintain their culture and traditions.

Doña María is 72 years old. She is a widow with 4 grown children. Three of her children are married and independent. She shares household expenses with her unmarried son. As a result of sacrifice and hard work she has succeeded in building her own house.

Señora. María has been engaged in the sale of food for 55 years. She sells all types of dry grains, such as beans, lentils, garbanzos, faba beans, etc. She works seven days a week without a set schedule. She has her own stall in a market in the city.

This is the second loan she has had in the communal bank, and her loan will be invested in the purchase of dried grains. Her goal is to increase her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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