A loan of $1,300 helped to buy rice, sugar, oil, detergent, sausage, and other basic necessities.


Angela Lucia's story

In the city of Tosagua the communal bank Amistad meets every fifteen days. This place is known for being very dynamic, where the majority of its inhabitants make a living farming and raising animals due to it being an area with a lot of vegetation. In this place we meet Angela who's 52 years old. She's married and from this relationship has four children, all of whom are of age and who live in her home but in an independent way. Her husband is a heavy machinery operator. For more than fourteen years our friend has supplied a small store in her home in order to obtain her own resources. There she sells all types of products like rice, sugar, oils, detergent, legumes, meat, vegetables, and fruit. She works every day from 6am to 8pm, sometimes until later. Her husband helps her with her work, above all in the afternoon when he isn't busy. She's had her business for more than 14 years and things are going very well for her. She is going to use this loan to stock up her store and buy rice, sugar, oil, detergent, sausage, and other basic necessities. She's been with the communal bank for fourteen years and likes it because with her first loan she began her business. Her goal is to move forward with her business and grow it more each day.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk


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