A loan of $1,100 helped buying tender grains and fruits.

Julia Teresa's story

Julia is on her seventh loan cycle with the communal bank Bankito Progresista. She's known for being a very participative woman with a great team spirit. She lives close to the city center of Cuenca. This city is considered the Athens of Ecuador and has been designated a World Cultural Heritage Site since 1999.

Julia is 45 years old and a single mother of 5 children. Three of her children are married and live independently. Her single son works and also lives independently. Her last son is only 9 years old and studies in a city school. She lives in her own house.

Julia sells fruit, vegetables and tender grains. She has been doing this for 25 years, working from Sunday to Sunday without a fixed schedule. At home, she breeds chickens and guinea pigs. Since she has pasture lands, she sells the grass as well.

Her previous credit was used to buy grains which left her with a good profit. Her new credit will be used to buy tender grains and fruits to continue with this business.

Her goal is to expand her fruit selling business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Lobo

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