A loan of $1,000 helped to expand her vegetable selling business.

Maria Manuela's story

Maria Manuela A. P., 40, is married and lives in Guaranda, Bolívar Province, Ecuador. She has 7 children who are 24, 22, and 19 years of age.

Maria is a member of the Gradas Chico communal bank located fifteen minutes by car from the city of Guaranda. It has 20 members in total who are corn, wheat and potato farmers and cattlemen for the most part. This is their third loan from the cooperative.

Maria is a farmer. She grows corn and she has a vegetable selling business. She makes her purchases and sales weekly in Guaranda’s market.

She is asking for funds to expand her business to be able to support her family. Help from the loan will make a stable business possible. Her dream is to have a business in a well established, stable site. Her challenge is competition in her line of work.

She likes to spend her free time with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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