A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies.

Maria Lucinda's story

Maria Lucinda is 31 years old and divorced. She lives with her children in Guaranda canton, in Bolívar province.

The members of the Bellavista community bank live in Papauco Pucara community, in Guanujo parish, in Guaranda canton, 15 minutes from our office. The group has eleven members who farm, raise livestock and carry out other business activities.

María is a farmer who grows potatoes, wheat and corn on her parents' land. 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. The support of this loan will help her to financially cover her needs. Her dream is to own her own home.

María enjoys the Carnival fiestas and knitting clothes.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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