Total loan: $675

Rosa Delia

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped Purchase of a brood of chickens and feed.

Rosa Delia's story

The loan group Nueva Juventud is made up of a group of energetic women who wish to get ahead in life with their families. They have become good friends. All of them live in the metropolis of Cuenca. This city is characterized by its friendly people, scenery and historic center. In general, it's a charming city that attracts domestic and foreign tourists.

Rosa E. lives in the metropolis of Cuenca. She is 37 years old, married and has 7 children who are 21, 19, 16, 15, 12, 10 and 1 year old. Her first daughter is married and lives with her, sharing household expenses. Her 19-year-old son lives with his grandmother on the coast. The 16-year-old son works in the 9 de Octubre market in Cuenca, selling clothes and contributing economically although his contribution is small. The 15-year-old and the 12-year-old are still in secondary school. Her husband works as a porter for a company, but only works when they call him. He also works as a wielder as he has the necessary equipment. They don't have their own house so they rent their home. Rosa works in the assembly and disassembly of stalls for the Wednesday market. On Tuesdays she works from 4am to 6pm. For disassembling the stalls, she works on Wednesdays from 4pm to 12am. She has been doing this for 9 years. Seven months ago she started her own business of raising chickens and she sells them at the market.

Rosa is in her second loan cycle. She joined the lending group thanks to her sister-in-law who invited her. She says that she used her first loan to start raising chickens. With the new loan she will buy more chickens and food to continue growing her business bit by bit.

Her dream is to be able to buy her own land to build a house.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Chong, Kiva Volunteer