A loan of $800 helped to purchase fowl to raise.

Galinda Mercedes's story

Galinda Mercedes G. G. is 39 years old. She is single and lives in the town of Recinto Delicia, which is in the Chillanes canton in the province of Bolívar. She has 2 children, Stalin (18) and David (13).

Galinda is a member of the rural communal bank "El Progreso La Delicia Recinto" (Progress for Delicia Recinto) which belongs to the San José del Tambo parish. The communal bank has 19 members. The people of the community make their livings planting cacao and corn.

Galinda makes her living raising poultry. She purchases her birds from the Juan Dias distributor and sells her products in the Chillanes Market.

She is requesting the loan to purchase fowl which she will raise. She thinks that the loan is an opportunity for her to get ahead. Her dream is to have her own business. The challenges she faces are time and the lack of economic resources.

She likes to work to have money for her childrens' schooling.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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