A loan of $1,100 helped to buy cooking utensils.


Blanca's story

Señora Blanca is a member of Las Gaviotas Community Bank. She lives on the outskirts of the parish of Baños in Cuenca. Baños is known for its hot springs so swimming pools and hotels have been built to attract the thousands of foreign and local tourists who go there. You can see beautiful countryside from various locations in the parish as well as a healthy agricultural and cattle industry. The people are warm with kind and friendly hearts.

Blanca is 54 years old, widowed, with two children aged 33 and 17. Her older son is married and has his own home. Her younger son is a student in the local high school.

Blanca has run a restaurant in her home for two years. She works every day of the week but without a regular schedule. She also raises pigs. Blanca has been a member of the community bank for five years, and she plans to use this new loan to buy cooking utensils for her restaurant. Her dream is to have her business do well.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A


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