A loan of $900 helped to buy chickens and chicken feed.

Carmen Azucena's story

Carmen A. is a member of the 'El Progreso de Azogues' community bank. She lives in the city of Azogues. This city is known for the architectural beauty of its streets. Its churches are the symbol of the city's religion. It people are kind and friendly. The city's gastronomy is also greatly varied.

Carmen has been raising chickens for 2 years. She has also been cleaning houses for three and a half years. She irons people's clothes as part of this service. She only works 3 days a week.

Carmen is 36 years old. She is married and has five children aged 12, 11, 9, 4 and 1. Her eldest daughters study in high school and her third daughter studies in a local elementary school. Her husband works in his fiber glass workshop where he makes hydromassage tubs, car bumpers, etc. They don't have their own home and have to rent.

Carmen has been a member of her community bank for a year and a half. She will invest her new loan in buying more chickens and chicken feed. Her dreams are to help her husband to acquire a larger workshop and to own a supermarket.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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