A loan of $1,600 helped to buy clothes, as well as feed for her pigs.

Victoria Ana's story

The communal bank María Auxiliadora is in the parish of Sequita. It is in Montecristi, a prosperous canton in the province of Manabí, which is full of hardworking and dedicated people who are proud of their roots. The inhabitants of the parish of Sequita are honest people who only ever work and dedicate themselves to their families.

Victoria, who is 47 years old and married, lives in this parish. From her marriage, she has one daughter who is over the age of majority and independent. Victoria's husband works in masonry.

Victoria works in a daycare in the area, but on top of that she also works selling all different types of clothes. She sells door to door and she also makes sales at her place of work. She gives her customers the clothes on credit and collects payments every eight days. She buys her merchandise in Portoviejo or Guayaquil. She has been working at this activity for than ten years, and it is going very well for her.

At home, she also works raising chickens and pigs, which gives her some extra income when she sells the animals off.

She will use this loan to buy clothes, as well as to purchase feed for her pigs. She has been with this communal bank since it opened, and she likes it because she started her business with a loan from them.

Her dream is to continue moving forward.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue

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