A loan of $125 helped to buy pigs.

Rosa Alicia's story

Mrs. Rosa C. is a member of El Cisne (The Swan) community bank. She lives in the community of San Isidro, which is in the parish of Valle. The people there raise animals and agriculture, and they sell the surplus. Much of the population has emigrated in search of a better future for their families.

This businesswoman has raised pigs since she was 17 years old. She also raises guinea pigs and livestock and grows vegetables, corn, etc. for her family. Sometimes, her friends and family call her to help with their crops.

Mrs. Rosa is 53 years old, is married, and has 5 children, who are 25, 22, 19, 15, and 11 years old. Her oldest daughter is married and lives independently. Her second and third children work and help with the family’s finances. Her fourth child also works, and the little that he earns, he has invested in an information technology course; he goes to class on Saturday. Her youngest child is studying in a school in the community. Her husband work in agriculture, and with many years of work, they have succeeded in building their own house.

She has been a member of the back for 8 years. This new loan from La Fundación Espoir will be invested to buy more pigs for her business.

Her goal is to make her house bigger for her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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