A loan of $1,200 helped to buy chickens.

Isabel Ernestina's story

Isabel is 44 years old, lives in an urban zone in the suburb of Guayaquil, and has three children. Isabel has sold meats for 12 years but while loading the meats they had to do an emergency operation on her appendix so she had to abandon this activity because of its riskiness. Currently, Isabel has a chicken stand outside of her house where she works from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. She buys the chickens from a farm, and she is in charge of plucking them and getting them ready to be sold. Each chicken is sold for a minimum of $8.00, according to their weight. With this loan, Isabel would like to buy chickens for her business. She also wants to use a part of the loan to improve her house. In the future she would like to have her own poultry (sell chickens at wholesale).

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anne Rodriguez

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