A loan of $775 helped to buy building materials.


María Juana's story

Señora María is a member of the communal bank Luz y Vida. She lives in Aguacate in the city of la Cuenca, a place where the people are very kind and very warmhearted and maintain the culture and traditions of their forefathers. They raise animals and farm and also work in the city in diverse activities.

Señora María is 68 years old, married and has 8 children, all of which are adults, married and independent. Only one daughter lives at home with her and shares the household expenses. Her husband works as a bricklayer. The house she lives in is theirs, a product of the couple's hard work.

Doña María takes care of the household chores and as she spends her time at home she raises animals such as cattle, pigs, guinea pigs, chickens and turkeys which are both for sale and home consumption.

She has been a member of the communal bank for 5 years and she will use her new loan to buy building materials to improve her small house.

Her dream is to travel to the United States.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth


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