A loan of $675 helped purchase chickens, as well as vitamins and feed.

Rosa Luzmila's story

The Third of November Community Bank is in the parish of Cumbe, southwest of the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. This place is know for its weaving craftwork and also for archeological sites like Cauzhin and Tambo de Mariviña, which attract national and foreign tourists alike. Rosa Luzmila León is a member of the community bank and lives in Cumbe. She is 52 years old, married, and has five children, one who is already married and has his own family, two daughters studying cosmetology and theology, respectively, and the other two have migrated aboard in search of better opportunities. Her husband is a public employee, and with the efforts of the entire family they were able to build their own home. Rosa dedicates herself to household chores and raising animals such as chickens and guinea pigs. She has carried out this activity for a number of years and is in her second loan cycle. She tells us she used the previous loan to purchase feed for her animals, and with the new loan she is requesting from Kiva partner Fundacion Espoir, she plans to buy more chickens, feed and vitamins. Her dream is to continue raising her chickens.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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