A loan of $550 helped to purchase basic grocery store items.

Ana Estela's story

The district of Cadi, Colon in the city of Portoviejo is a well known for its dedicated and hardworking population made up of mostly agriculturists and farmers. The members of the community bank Nueva Ilusion meets every two weeks.

Ana is 46 years old and she lives with her boyfriend. Together they have 5 children, two of them are grown but they still live with her and are attending university. Her youngest children are in school. Her partner is a taxi driver.

She is a stay at home Mom but she noted that her husband does not make enough money to cover the family's expenses. She decided to set up a small grocery store in her home. She has had display cases made up of wood and the only thing she's missing is to stock the store with basic needs items. She has some savings that she will use to this end but it will not be enough for her goal. For this reason she requests a loan, to purchase the necessary merchandise to stock the store.

She has been a member of this community bank for the past three loan cycles and she has greatly enjoyed the information sessions.

Her dream is to have her home in a good state of repair. Her home is made of sugar canes and he dreams of having a successful store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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