A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies and feed for her animals.

Maria Manuela's story

Maria Manuela is 24 years old, married, and lives with her husband and children in Guaranda canton, in Bolívar province. She has two children.

The members of the Bellavista Community Bank live in Papauco Pucara community, in Guanujo parish, in Guaranda canton, 15 minutes from our offices. This bank has 11 members who farm, raise animals and carry out other business activities.

María is a farmer who grows potatoes, wheat and corn. She also owns 5 head of livestock. She makes her purchases in Guaranda market and makes her sales in the wholesale market in the same town.

María is requesting this loan to buy supplies and feed for her animals. The support of this loan will help her to financially cover her needs. She faces challenges such as pests, plant diseases and changes in the weather. Her dream is to own her own home.

María enjoys going for walks and celebrating Carnival.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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