A loan of $1,075 helped to buy materials and supplies.

Juana Adorita's story

Juana is a single mother who lives with her 10 year old little boy in Atuntaqui. She and her 67 year old mother sell fruit at the local market. Atuntaqui is a city with 21,000 inhabitants, located in the Imbabura province, in the northern region of Ecuador. Although the proper name of the sector is Antonio Ante, those who visit or have spoken about it identify it more as Atuntaqui, a name of varying historical significance. Historically, Antonio Ante has had much to offer. Tourists can visit Pailatola, Orozcotola, and Pupotola, the province’s most representative tombs, to describe funeral monuments built by the “Atuntaqui.”

Juana has a tailor shop where she makes clothes. She learned this at her previous job where she worked at the city’s central textile factory. She’s been independent for a few years and has decided to invest in supplies and materials. This will be her first loan and she has a lot of faith that her business will grow with this investment. She works 12 hours a day despite an allergy. She hopes to have a better sewing machine and give jobs to the people in her community. Her greatest goal is to build a house where she can live with her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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