A loan of $800 helped chickens, meat, turkey.

Enma Francisca's story

Enma, age 53, lives in the urban area of El Surburbio in Guayaquil. Her husband died years ago leaving her a widow with their children. She lives alone because her children are now married. But, her grandchildren visit her everyday. (She appears in the photo with her ten year old grandson.)

Her husband was the one who worked. But, when he died she was left without any income. She used the savings she had to buy chickens to sell to her neighbors and friends. Little by little she started to get income. She bought a freezer because the chickens no longer fit in the refrigerator.

She continues in the business as it is the first income she has had since her husband died. She works everyday selling chickens, turkey, and meats. She wants to use the loan to buy more chickens, meats, and turkeys for her business. In the future she wants to have a poultry farm to be able to have a secure old age.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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