A loan of $600 helped to buy land.


Luz Veronica's story

Luz is 21, single, and has no children. She lives with her family in the city of Guaranda in Bolívar province. Los pinos (The Pines), the communal bank she belongs to, has 14 members who live in the area. They farm land within 40 minutes of the Pangua office.

Luz grows potatoes and raises cattle. She has applied for a loan to buy land to grow corn. She buys and sells in the city of Guaranda. She dreams of owning a house. Among the challenges she faces is competition to her business. In her free time, she likes to go for a walk and to enjoy the carnival.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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