A loan of $1,000 helped to buy materials and animal feed.

Gloria Grimaneza's story

Gloria Grimaneza G. C. is 28 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and son in the Guaranda canton, Bolívar province. She has 1 child.

The women's group CARBON CHINIPAMBA community bank is located in the community of Carbón Chinipamba, Cuatro Esquinas sector, Guaranda canton. they are 20 minutes from the cooperative office. Most of the members work in farming, cattle and trade, producing rice, barley, beans, quinoa, potatoes and animals such as dairy cows and penned animals.

Gloria is a farmer. She has a lot and a half where she plants barley, potatoes, and peas. She also raises animals such as pigs, and she has two head os cattle and sheep. She makes her purchases in the Guaranda province and sells her product in the wholesale market of the same city.

She is asking for the loan to buy materials and animal feed. The support of the loan will help to meet her needs and face challenges such as pests and illnesses and weather variation. Her dream is to buy a plot of land in the area she is renting.

She likes to visit her parents, watch television, celebrate carnival, and the María Auxiliadora festival on August 15th.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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