A loan of $675 helped to buy rice, sugar, tuna, detergents, paper items and other products.


Edita Elirita's story

In the parish of Crucita of the Portoviejo canton, we find a place known as Los Arenales. Here the Nueva Generación credit group meets every two weeks. This place is known for its beautiful beaches, its cuisine and the warmth of its people.

Here we meet Edita. She is 58 years old, married and has 8 children. All of them are grown. Two grand children live with them whom she has raised since they were small and are like her own children. They are 16 and 10. The oldest is in high school and the youngest in elementary school. Her husband is a merchant.

She has a store in her house. She sells rice, sugar, meat, fish, shrimp, cheese as well as certain remedies and variety store items. She works every day from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. She tells us that she has had her store for thirty years and this has allowed her to earn a living and also keep up with her children's and grandchildren's needs. She buys the products in the city of Portoviejo although she receives most of them at her locale.

This loan is to buy rice, sugar, tuna, detergents, paper products and more. She has been in the credit group for 12 years and she likes the benefits she has received from the institution.

Her dream is for her store to keep growing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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