A loan of $350 helped buy general supplies.

Doris Amanda's story

Doris Amay is a member of the Gualaceñitas loan group. She lives in the centre of Gualaceo county, known as "The Garden of Azuay", about 35 kilometers to the east of Cuenca. It's a prosperous town nested in one of the most beautiful valleys in the province and in the country. It is a very fertile land and it offers beautiful scenery and a pleasant climate, which make it an important tourist destination.

Doris is 27 years old. She lives with her partner and 2 children aged 7 and 4, who attend a school in the county. Her husband works as a cook. She doesn't own a home, but rather lives at her mother's, although independently.

Doris has been a a housewife looking after the children since she lost her restaurant business when she moved house, but with this first loan she plans to be back in business. The money will be invested in the purchase of products to start a restaurant. Her goal is to see her restaurant in operation.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort

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