A loan of $1,100 helped to buy construction materials.


Alcira Soledad's story

Alcira is a member of the communal lender El Control, and lives in Punta Corral in the city of Cuenca, a picturesque colonial city known for its warm people and cultural traditions. Alcira is 43, married and has two children aged 25 and 23 años, both of whom live independently. Her husband works outside of Ecuador, and she maintains her own house. For the past 8 years, Alcira has raised domestic animals such as pigs, chickens and guinea pigs, which she sells locally. She now seeks her third credit in order to buy construction materials to enlarge and improve her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta


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