A loan of $500 helped purchase three pigs.

Cruz Rocio's story

Cruz Rocio S. G. is 31 years old and in a common law marriage. She lives in the canton of Chillanes in Bolívar Province with her two children, ages 16 and 7.

Cruz is a member of the Communal Bank “El Placer de Ser Amigos” (The Pleasure of Being Friends), which is located 20 minutes away from the parish of San Jose del Tambo. The group has 15 members who are mostly involved in growing cacao and running their own small businesses.

Cruz is a farmer who has been growing corn and raising pigs for the past three years. She is requesting a loan so that she can buy three more pigs. With the help she is receiving through this loan, Cruz will be able to invest and slowly expand her pig business. Her dream is for her child to study through high school, which is more that what she achieved.

During her free time, Cruz enjoys being with her children because she devotes herself completely to them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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