A loan of $450 helped to buy milk.

Hortencia Guillermina's story

Miss Hortensia is a member of the Zhullin communal bank. She lives in the city of Azogues. This city is beautiful because of its mixture of colonial and modern architecture. Its people are pleasant, kind, and maintain their culture and traditions.

Miss Hortensia is 40, single, and lives with her mother who works in agriculture. They share the household costs and the home in which they live belongs to her mother.

Hortensia works in agriculture, and her harvest is for her consumption and for sale. She also sells milk from her animals and milk that she buys from other producers. She raises guinea pigs, hogs, and chickens which are also for sale.

This is her first loan in the communal bank and she will invest it in the purchase of milk in order to continue with this business.

Her dream is to travel to Panama city.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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