A loan of $1,100 helped to buy provisions to sell in her store.

Ana María's story

Sra. Ana is a founding member of the Communal Bank “Los Talvos”. Throughout the entire time that she has been part of the group, the camaraderie with all of her friends has gotten stronger. Ana lives in the neighborhood that surrounds the parish of Valle in the city of Cuenca, which is known for being a major producer of corn and having attractions, such as the Lakes of Chochapamba, which are full of totora reeds. The people are hardworking, friendly, and kind.

Sra. Ana is 64 years old, widowed, and has 10 grown children. Two of them are single and help her financially. The ones who are married live independently. She owns the house in which she lives.

Doña Ana manages a store where she works Sunday through Sunday. She also devotes time to farming and raising small animals. The money from her loan will be used to buy provisions for her store so that she can expand her inventory with more products. Her goal is to grow her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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