A loan of $1,650 helped to buy clothes and school supplies..


Angla Azuncion's story

The communal bank Chimborazo meets every 15 days in the Picoaza parish in the city of Portoviejo, a place known for being a very commercial area, for its traditional festivals of San Pedro and San Pablo, and for the joyfulness of the people.

Here we meet Angela, 44 years old. She’s married and has three children aged 17, 16, and 14 years old. They all study in university and high school. Her husband is a retailer.

Besides being a housewife, Angela is a salesperson. She sells all sorts of clothes, and she has a small stall in the center of the city from which she sells her products five days out of the week. She’s at her business from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. She’s been doing this work for over 10 years, and she also sells other products depending on the time of year. Right now she’s going to invest in the purchase of school supplies as well as clothing since the time when school starts is coming and that’s when she sells those products more.

This loan will be used in the purchase of clothing and school supplies. She’s been in five loan cycles with the communal bank, and she likes it for the benefits and help that it brings to the members.

Her dream is to have a big store in the center of Portoviejo.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan


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