A loan of $600 helped to expand her business and improve her service.


Silvia Indaura's story

Silvia Indaura C. B. is 31 years old. She is a widow and has 3 children aged 14, 11, 9. She lives with her children in Chillanes canton, in Bolívar province. Silvia is a member of the 'Unidos Somos Más' (United We Are Stronger) rural loan group. This new loan group is located in Matilde Esther, in Guayas province, 2 hours from our Chillanes office, in Bolívar province. The group has 23 members who work in a number of different business activities such as farming, livestock raising and running small restaurants and eateries. Silvia has a business growing cassava and raising chickens. She has had her business for one year. She buys and sells her products in Matilde Esther. Silvia is requesting this loan to expand her business and improve her service. Her goals for the future are to own her own home and business with which she can get ahead in life. The challenges that she faces are small health problems and the winter season when there are no harvests. In her spare time she likes to play indoor soccer, to dance and to sing. She enjoys celebrating the local fiesta which takes place every 8th of December.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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