A loan of $350 helped to buy food items.


Mónica Johanna's story

Monica’s taking out her first loan with the Atenas communal bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca’s Sidcay sector, a place surrounded by lush vegetation. Its residents are kind, gracious and hardworking. They work in agriculture and animal husbandry; many are professionals and work in various areas.

Monica is 18-years-old and lives in a free union; she has a ten-month-old baby boy. Her husband works as a helper running heavy machinery. They do not own a house; they are renters. At present, she stays home caring for her son but she’s also in the last year of high-school and soon will graduate.

She will use the loan to buy food items to open a grocery store. Her goal is to buy a vehicle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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