A loan of $1,550 helped to buy grocery items.

Nita Carlota's story

In La Estancilla in the canton of Tosagua, the lending group La Estancia meets every 15 days. This locale is know for being very dynamic. The majority of its inhabitants work in agriculture and animal husbandry, because it is an area with a lot of vegetation.

Nita, 53, lives here. She is married and has three grown children; she also has a three year old granddaughter who lives with her. Her husband doesn't work because he is disabled. Nita, in order to earn a living and sustain her home, and to keep her husband from having to work, prepares and sells snacks. She makes them to order three or four times a week. She also makes food for parties and receptions, usually about once a week. She's been doing this for 20 years and it is her source of income.

This loan will be used to buy the groceries needed to prepare her foods. She has been with the lending group since the beginning and likes it because the loans are very helpful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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