A loan of $950 helped to buy chicks, feed and veterinary medicines.

Dioselina María's story

The “Nueva Esperanza” (New Hope) communal bank meets every two weeks in the city of Tosagua, a place known for being very dynamic where most of its residents raise animals and are farmers because it’s an area with much vegetation.

We met Dioselina, 52, here. She’s a single mother of 7 children who are all adult and independent. She lives with a 7 year old grandson who is in school and is like her son. She’s been in the communal bank for six years and she likes it because of the help she gets from her fellow members and from the institution.

She raises chickens. She has a small farm where she can place up to 200 chicken per season which can last two to three months according to the breed she brings. She tells us that merchants come all the way to her house and she sells to them at reasonable prices so as to have some profits. She’s been in this work for several years. She buys the chicks from an incubator in Tosagua.

This loan is to buy chicks, feed and medicines for them. Her dreams are to have a large chicken producing and merchandising firm.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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