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Ana Beatriz's story

Ana Becerra is a member of the “Las Estrellitas” communal bank and lives in the lovely sector of Totoracocha within the city of Cuenca. This city is known for its people’s cultural beauty and traditions. It includes beautiful landscapes that are admired and enjoyed and has a beautiful historic downtown area that has been called “the fatherland of humanity.”

Ana is 45 years old, is in a live in relationship, and has three children, ages 25, 19, and 10. Her oldest daughter is married and on her own. Her next oldest son attends school, works, and helps the family financially and her youngest son attends school in town. Her husband is a professional photographer and they live in a rented home.

Ana has been selling kitchen cleaning products for two years. She works seven days a week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

She’s been a member of the communal bank for three years and is good friends with all of the other members. She will use the money from this loan to invest in more cleaning products. She dreams of having her own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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