A loan of $800 helped buying chickens.


Maria Piedad's story

Maria Piedad I. C. is 57 years old. She is married and lives with her husband and children in Ventanas, in Los Ríos province. She has 3 children. Maria is a member of the “Y” rural solidarity group, located an hour and a half from Ventanas. It has a total of 17 members, most of whom work in agriculture. This is their first loan through the San José Cooperative. Maria is in the retail trade, selling plucked chickens. She makes her purchases each week in Echeandia and sells her products in the same area. She is requesting the loan to invest the funds in buying chickens. She believes that the loan is an opportunity for her to get ahead. Her dream is to have enough money to buy a plot of land to raise chickens and other animals. One of the challenges she faces is the lack of money. She enjoys reading and taking walks in the country.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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