A loan helped to buy chickens, hens, vaccines and feed.


Rosa Cleotilde's story

In a place called Las Coronas, part of the city of Bahía de Caráquez, people work in agriculture, growing corn in the winter season and the majority of the inhabitants rear poultry.

Rosa is 60 years old. She is a single mother and has one adult son who is independent. She lives in the home of one of her brothers. She makes a living rearing poultry and has a small farm in her home.

Each season she buys a large quantity of chickens and free-range hens which she rears for two or three months as this is the time needed for them to be ready for sale. After this she delivers them to some of the shops in the area or she also sells them by the pound from home or live to merchants who come to her house. This has been going fairly well since it is a way for her to earn something from home.

With this new loan she will buy chickens, hens, vaccines and feed. She has been in the credit group for two loan cycles and she likes it as the group is united and the interest rates are low. Her dream is to have her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Hartley.


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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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