A loan of $350 helped to purchase lottery tickets.


Maria Rosario's story

Maria Rosario C. is a member of the community bank "Mujeres de Trabajo". She lives in the neighboring city of Azogues, or otherwise known by its full name San Francisco de Peleusi de Azogues. It is the provincial captial of Canar, that by its geography is a very sunny city. On the eastern-most point is the Franciscan sanctuary whose achictecture is strongly contrasted at high noon, in addition they enjoy the beauty of the great mountains spanning to the canyon of the Burgay river.

Our member is 37 years old and she is a single mother of three children aged 19, 15 and 11 years old. Her eldest daughter works and helps her financially with the maintenance of the hosue and with her sibilings' education. They attend high school and primary school in the city. She does not receive any kind of support from the father of the children so it is only up to her and her daughter to take care of the family.

Maria Rosario sells newspapers and lottery tickets. It is a business she has been running for the past 12 years. She works every day without ever taking a day to rest. She works from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on this business that has become the family business. She is seeking her second loan through her community bank, following an invitation by her sister to join. This loan will be invested in the purchase of more lottery tickets..

Her goal is to expand her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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