A loan of $775 helped to buy soft drinks, energizing drinks, water, and beer, etc.


Ertrudes's story

The 24 de Mayo canton is in the Manabí province. It is known for its beautiful scenery, its forests, a variety of fauna, and its hard-working people who devote themselves to agriculture and raising animals. This is where the “Madre Para Un Futuro Mejor” (Mother For a Better Future) meets every two weeks. This is where we find 54 year old Ertrudes. She has taken great care of her long time, beautiful marriage, and she and her husband have a 17 year old child. He is in his last year of school. Her husband is a merchant. In addition to being a very good housewife, she is also a merchant. She has a small bar where she sells drinks like soft drinks, water, energizing drinks, beer, and snacks, etc. She works every day from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. She gets the factory products for her place. She will use this loan to buy soft drinks, energizing drinks, water, beer, and other products. She has been a member of the communal bank since its beginning several years ago. She likes the benefits that she receives. Her dream is to have a replete and larger bar.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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