A loan of $1,100 helped to buy tender grains.

Julia Teresa's story

Julia is a member of the communal bank "Bankito Progesista". She lives in the parish Paccha in Cuenca, a place full of beautiful natural landscapes. Its inhabitants are devoted to raising animals, agriculture and many work in the city carrying out various activities, following the traditions and culture of their villages.

Julia is 45 years old. She lives in free union and has five children of 27, 26, 23, 21 and 8 years old age. Two of her children are married and live independently, two work and help her economically and her youngest son studies in a school in the city. Her husband works in construction as a bricklayer. The house they live in is their own.

Julia makes a living selling tender grains, which she sells by travelling the city from Monday to Saturday without a fixed timetable. She has spent the last 25 years in this activity. She also works fixing houses and washing peoples clothes.

In her communal bank this will be her 7th loan and she will invest it in buying tender grains to continue with her business.

Her aim is to have a shop for her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby

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