A loan of $1,100 helped to buy pants, blouses, t-shirts, and children’s clothing.

Angela Azuncion's story

The Chimborazo Community Bank meets every two weeks in the Picoaza parish of the town of Portoviejo. It’s well known as a business hub, as well as for its traditional festivals and its fun-loving people.

43-year old Sra. Angela lives here. She is married and has three children aged 17, 15, and 13. They all attend high school. Her husband is a businessman. This is Angela’s third loan with the Community Bank which she enjoys because of the benefits that are offered.

As well as being a fine housewife, Angela sells all kinds of clothing from a small stall in the centre of town. She works there five days a week from 8am to 6pm when she packs up the merchandise and returns home to do the household chores. She says it’s a hard life but she has to do it for the sake of her family. She’s been doing this work for more than ten years and goes to Guayaquil to buy the merchandise.

Angela will use the loan money to buy more merchandise such as pants, blouses, t-shirts, and children’s clothing. Her dream is to have a large store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details