A loan of $875 helped to buy seed, fertilizer, guinea pigs, pigs, and chickens.

María Gladys's story

María has been taking loans alongside her friends and companions of the communal bank Nuevo Bankito la Ramada. She likes this type of credit for furthering growth in business while spending time with friends and neighbors.

She lives in the parish of Nabon in Cuenca, a place that has a cold climate and is surrounded by lush vegetation thanks to its rugged terrain. Its architecture is a mix of modern and old and its people maintain their traditions.

María is 50 years old. She is married with nine children. Six of them are married and live independently, one of them studies at secondary school and two attend a small local school. Her husband works as a mason or laborer. They live in their own house.

María works in agriculture and animal husbandry. She learned from her parents and now it is a way to earn income for the household and to raise the family. It also allows her to spend time at home caring for her loved ones.

The money from her previous loan was invested in animal feed and construction supplies. This loan will be used to buy seed, fertilizer, guinea pigs and chickens in order to continue growing in her financial activity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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