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A loan of $875 helped to buy chickens.

Ana Ricarda's story

Ana has been an active member of the communal bank 10 de Agosto (August 10th) for the past 3 years. She lives close to the Santa Ana parish, in an area surrounded by beautiful landscapes. A large part of the city of Cuenca can be observed from the center of the parish. The local people work in agriculture, trade and raising livestock. Young people in particular work in the city, carrying out different economic activities. The people, especially the elderly, maintain their culture, traditions and clothing.

Ana is 53 years old, is married and has five children with her spouse. Two of her children are married and live independently. One of her daughters is single, works and studies at the university. Her two youngest children are 14 and 13 years old and study at the local school. Her husband works as a security guard, and she owns her own house. Ana works in an upholstery workshop, a business that she learned through experience. She also raises guinea pigs and ducks.

This will be Ana's second loan. She invested her first loan in buying some land, and she had no problems paying it off, with all her installments repaid on the specified dates. She will invest her new loan in the purchase of chickens, so that she can progress in this activity. She likes the communal bank because of the sense of camaraderie and solidarity that exists between the group members.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Juan Felipe Diaz Gutierrez

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