A loan of $625 helped to renovate her house to make it more comfortable for her children.


Digna Aurora's story

Digna is 45 years old and has six children - they are aged 18, 16, 13, 11, 8, and 7 years old respectively and it is for them that she fights every day. Digna lives in a small house, which she inherited for her mother. With her parents efforts, Digna was able to complete secondary school but then had to go out to work so as to pay for necessities. Digna has been working selling Bonice ice creams as a street vendor for three years and the business is always growing. Despite having a job that requires a lot of time and effort, Digna also does the household chores and looks after her children. Digna and her family currently live in the La Laguna area of the Ignacio Flores parish, in the Latacunga province of Ecuador. Digna lives in poverty and so, in addition to her business, she has had to look for additional sources of income, such as raising and selling chickens. Digna works 11 - 12 hours per day and has almost no spare time to spend with her children. Digna is applying for a loan in order to renovate her house to make it more comfortable for her children.

Digna and her children thank "Fundación Alternativa" in Ecuador and Kiva for making their personal and profession growth possible.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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