A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fruit and vegetables.


Genny Esperanza's story

The La Sequita communal bank meets in Sequita parish, which is part of Montecristi, a prosperous canton in Manabí province. Its people are very hardworking, are dedicated to their families, and are very proud of their roots.

Genny is a founding member of the communal bank. She likes it because they do not ask for so many requirements in order to obtain the loans. She is 34 years old and married, and from this relationship she has three children, 2, 6, and 8 years old. The two older children are students at the school. Her husband is a merchant.

She is a housewife, and she takes out the loans in order to help her husband. He has a business selling fruits and vegetables, which he sells by traveling around the city of Manta on his tricycle. He works three days a week. Many times he buys from people who farm in his town. He also buys from the wholesalers in Manta.

This loan is to buy fruits and vegetables.

Her dream is to have a larger house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat


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