A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase toys.

Ana María's story

Ana is a member of the El Crédito communal bank. She lives in the Cebollar area of the city of Cuenca. This city has a physical space full of beauty and cultural values. It was named a World Heritage Site in December of 1999. Its people are friendly and kind and maintain their traditional cuisine, culture and practices.

Ana is 47 years old. She is married and with her husband has 3 children. Two of them are married and live on their own. Her single son works to pay his personal expenses. Her husband is a taxi driver and works offering his services. They do not own their own home and are renters.

Ana tells us that she is in good health as are the members of her family and she thanks God for that.

Our member is a merchant and sells toys. She has done this job for 19 years and also works cleaning houses. With these jobs she has been able to contribute to the family finances and get her children ahead.

Paying off the previous loan was not difficult since it was going well in her business. That is why she is asking for a new loan to buy toys to continue her business. She likes the communal bank because in her group everyone is compliant and supportive.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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