A loan of $1,600 helped to buy water and fuel.

Ana Rosa's story

En Los Bajos de Montecristio, a city known for its great diversity of typical products (for example, the straw "Panama hat" well-known both inside Ecuador and abroad), there is a meeting every 15 days with the members of the group called Banco Comunal Mujeres Por EL Progreso.

This is where Ana lives. She is 44 years old, she is married, and from this marriage she has two children, who are 16 and 6 years old. The oldest child studies in high school and the younger one began going to school this year. Her husband is a chauffeur.

Ana is taking out this loan for her husband. He runs a water tank that supplies businesses and factories with water in the city of Manta. He makes many trips per day to the various locations and it requires a lot of fuel. He gets a small weekly payment for the sale of the water, which is then used to invest in the business and continue working. He has worked in this job for over 14 years and it has enabled him to get ahead.

This loan is for the purchase of water and fuel so that he can continue working. This is the fourth loan with Banco Comunal and she likes working with the bank because they are quick to help and it's easy to pay.

Their dreams are to continue getting ahead and to provide their children with a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Connelly

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