A loan of $1,100 helped to buy pigs and building supplies.

Gladys Judith's story

Gladys is a member of the “Cochapamba” communal bank. She lives in El Valle Parish also known as “San Bautista de El Valle” and is located southeast of Cuenca. It is a corn producing zone. Among its attractions we can point out the Cochapamba Lagoon (full of Totora reeds). Its residents are kind and maintain the culture and traditions of its peoples. They are merchants, farmers and raise animals.

Gladys is 26 years old and has a 7-year-old son attending the local elementary school. Her husband works in construction as a bricklayer. The house she lives in his hers.

Gladys has worked as a domestic employee for several years; she works half days. At home, she cares for her son and also raises pigs and chickens to sell.

She’s been a member of the communal bank for 5 years and will use her new loan to buy pigs and building supplies to finish her house. Her goal is to have a stable business like a store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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