A loan of $600 helped to buy an industrial stove with six burners.


Olga Abigail's story

Olga, who is 19 years old, is single and has no children. She lives with relatives in the city of Guaranda, in the province of Bolivar. She is a member of the communal bank "Los Pinos," which was formed by 14 members who are from the same community. They work in agriculture and are located 40 minutes from the Pangua community office. Olga sells all types of grains. In addition, she raises cattle and pigs. She is applying for the loan to buy an industrial stove with six burners. With the help of the loan, she will be able to buy this appliance. She makes her purchases in the city of Guaranda and completes her sales within and outside of the province of Bolivar. Her dream is to improve her business, get ahead in life, and have a secure life. The challenges that she faces are the economy and competition. In her free time she likes to enjoy the day-to-day wonders of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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