A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase rice, sugar, noodles, eggs, detergent, and other products.


Ana Lucia's story

Ana is a member of the Bankito Progresista Communal Bank. She lives in Cuenca, a city that many people visit for its beautiful colonial downtown area. Four rivers run through the city; its people maintain local culture and traditions; and its great gastronomic variety captivates the palates of both locals and visitors.

Ana is 34 years old and married. Her marriage has produced three children who are 13, 11, and 5 years old. Her eldest son is in middle school and her two younger sons are in elementary school. Her husband is a mechanic by profession and he works in his own garage. They own the house they live in.

Ana works at her own business, a convenience store and stationary shop she has owned for six years. She works Sunday to Sunday from seven in the morning to nine at night.

This is the fourth loan she is taking out with the communal bank and she will invest her loan in purchasing much-needed products such as rice, sugar, noodles, eggs, detergent, oil, cards, hair accessories, gifts, clothes, etc. and stationary items to better supply her store.

Her dream is to visit New York.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge


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