A loan of $450 helped to buy food items.


Inés Jacqueline's story

Inés is a cheerful, charismatic member of the Atenas communal bank. She lives in the Orquídeas sector of Cuenca, a city with great natural and architectonic beauty that’s bathed by four rivers; it’s a city full of kind, warmhearted people.

Inés is in poor health since her spinal column is damaged and this limits her ability to do hard work but she is grateful to God that her family is in very good health.

Inés is 43-years-old, married and has two children who are 20 and 12 years old. Her oldest son works and helps out economically and her daughter is attending a local secondary school. Her husband works as an industrial mechanic and the house they own the house they live in.

She works raising animals and cleaning offices. These activities allow her to improve her economic stability and move her entire family forward.

She used her previous loan to buy pigs, chickens and animal feed for all her animals. She had no problem repaying the loan. She will use her new loan to buy food items to open a grocery store at home. She likes the communal bank because the loans are very useful to improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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