A loan of $800 helped purchase seeds & invest part of the money in raising cattle.

Beatriz Carmen's story

Beatriz Carmen P. P. is 22 years old, single, and lives with her parents and her two children, Moreo (age 9) and Juan David (age 4). They live in the canton of Guaranda in Bolívar Province.

Beatriz is a member of the Communal Bank “Mushuc Yuyai” (New Idea), which is located 30 minutes from Guaranda. There are twelve members in total, all of whom are young and are studying and working in agriculture at the same time.

Beatriz grows beans, potatoes, and barley. She buys the merchandise she needs in Guaranda each week and then sells her products in Guaranda every six months.

She is requesting a loan so that she can improve her crops. Beatriz plans to buy seeds and use part of the money for raising cattle. She believes this loan will help improve her products and transform the life of her family. Her dream is to succeed in her studies and in her work. She hopes to have her own micro-enterprise.

Beatriz enjoys the Carnival tradition that involves eating (guinea pigs, pork, and chicken), drinking, and dancing for five days.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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