Total loan: $575

Zaida Yaneth

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Carmen, Manabí, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy food and medicines for chickens and Avon products.

Zaida Yaneth's story

The Buenos Aires Credit Group meets once a fortnight in Carmen, a city which has a reputation for being very dynamic. The majority of its inhabitants work in agriculture or cattle rearing, as there is a lot of countryside in the area. Carmen is the home of 43-year-old Zaida, who lives with her husband and their five children of 26, 22, 20, 17 and 10. The youngest child goes to school and two of the children still live with Zaida. Her husband works as a security guard. Zaida is a good housewife and wife who take out loans to help her husband with the household expenses. She sells Avon products (beauty products, cosmetics, perfume and ladies' accessories), working every day selling her goods door to door along with one of her daughters. She also has a small farm in her house where she breeds chickens. She buys them when they are small, looks after them for a period of three months until they have grown and then sells them to neighbours. So she has two businesses which enable her to earn her own income. She will use this loan to buy food and medicines for chickens and Avon products. She has been a member of the Credit group for 5 years and likes it because the loans help her very much. Her ambition is to do her best for her children.