A loan of $350 helped to buy building supplies.


Ana María's story

Ana T. is a member of El Aguacate community bank. She lives in Monay sector, in the city of Cuenca. This city is known as Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos (Saint Anne of the Four Rivers). Owing to its colonial beauty, it was named a World Heritage Site in 1999. Its people are very warm and kind. Ana is 28 years old, single, and lives with her parents. They live in a rental house as their home is currently being built. Ana has been working in a jeweler's for seven years. She works from Monday to Friday, from 8.00am to 6.00pm. This is Ana's first loan as a member of her community bank which she was invited to join by her sister-in-law. She will invest her loan in buying building supplies for her house. Ana's goal is to start a university course.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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