Total loan: $700


TAME, Arauca, Colombia / Agriculture

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A loan helped to renovate her chicken coops.

Aurora's story

Aurora, age 53, is a mother and the head of her household. She lives with her 14-year-old granddaughter. Due to a lack of opportunity, she only has a fourth-grade education. In 2003, she became displaced due to violence in the town of Tame. As a result, she had to leave everything behind. Her husband drives a dump truck and transports river materials. When they were threatened, Aurora and her husband moved to the city of Arauca.

In 2010, they decided to return to Tame. With great effort, they built a house with wooden floors and wooden plank walls. They also organized a few coops out of mesh and plastic tarps where they could feed their chickens. In addition, they sold food such as “hayacas”, “sancocho” (a meat and vegetable stew), and tamales on the weekends.

At her age, Aurora has found a great source of income from her business. She wants to improve her chicken coops and expand her production, but she needs working capital. Her dream is to see her granddaughter become a professional and make a positive contribution to their native community of Tame.