A loan of $550 helped to purchase supplies for her store and feed for her animals.

Flor Margaraita's story

Sra. Flor has been a very happy and helpful member of the Más Que Vencedoras Communal Bank for 9 years. She is president of the group. She likes these kinds of loans because they give her an opportunity to expand her business. She lives in the city of Azogues, a place that, due to its accidental geography, sits astride a slope. At its highest point, one can see the Cathedral. Its people engage in handicrafts, trade, livestock and agriculture. They still maintain their culture and traditions.

Sra. Flor is 41 years old, married and has four children, who are 20, 19, 11 and 9 years of age. Her oldest son is studying at the university; her second, a daughter, is married and lives independently. Her two youngest children are in elementary and secondary school. She does not own her house but is a renter.

Doña Flor has had a store for three months. She also raises livestock, such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits and cattle. In addition, she sells the vegetables that she grows.

She will use the loan to purchase feed for her animals and supplies to expand her store. Her goal is to expand her store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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