A loan of $600 helped purchase of poultry to grow business.


Ana Beatriz's story

Ana is 67 years old. She is divorced and lives alone in Ventanas in the province of Los Ríos. She has four children, Margota (43), Beatriz (40), Verónica (33) and Fernando (29).

Ana is a member of the “Y” rural bank, located an hour and a half from Ventanas. There are 17 members in total, the majority of whom work in agriculture. This is the first loan that they are taking with Cooperativa San José.

Ana works in trade, selling chickens. She makes purchases every month in Guayaquil and Babahoyo and sells her products in the these cities and in room in the house where she lives.

She requests this loan in order to invest in the purchase of chickens to grow her business. She believes that this loan is an opportunity to get ahead. She dreams of money to improve her standard of living. The challenges that she faces include lack of capital and competition in the area.

Ana likes to read and to work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Samantha Cerone



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