A loan of $350 helped invest in chickens, food and vitamins.

Clorinda Elena's story

Clorinda lives in the parish of Zhidmad, community of San José, located north-east of the town of Cuenca. It is a rural area, 45 minutes from the center of the town. Zhidmad has a varied climate like Cuenca and people farm or raise animals for a living.

Clorinda is 40 years old, married, with 5 children, from 19 to 2 years of age. All her children live with her and she thanks God as the oldest helps maintain the home as she works in Cuenca in housekeeping and share her earnings with her family. Clorinda works two-three days in the city cleaning apartments as well as orchards close to the town, and the rest of the week she looks after her daughters and farms her land. She has few animals only for family use.

Clorinda has lived on her own with her daughters for a year and a half as her husband has gone to work in the town of Guayaquil. The first two months he would come to visit them every fortnight, but now he comes every 7-8 months bringing yuca, oranges, fruits, but does not give money for his children. Clorinda has been a partner of "Fundación Espoir" for many years, this is her sixth or seventh loan. She has requested US$330 to be invested in buying chickens,food and vitamins to raise them. She expects to double or triple the investment over time as she will sell the chickens live or plucked after two or three months depending on their growth.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer lene struck

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