A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy pigs.


Rio De Oro Group's story

Lucía is a member of the 'Río D. Oro' (River of Gold) community bank. She is 40 years old, married, and has 2 children aged 20 and 10. Lucía's business is fattening and raising pigs. She has been doing this for more than 5 years. She buys her pigs at livestock markets, fattens them, and then sells them to butcher's shops. It was one of her aunts who motivated her to start out in this business and it is doing well. She will invest her loan in buying pigs.

Lucía was invited to join Finca Perú by her sister-in-law. This is her third loan cycle. She likes being a member because they give her working capital and she is able to save. She learns from the training sessions that she receives from her advisor. Lucía's dreams are to open a grocery store in her home and for her children to own their own businesses.

In this group: Lucia, Martina, Cirila, Fabiana, Rosa, Norma, Herminia, Esther, Heracleta, Modesta, Norberta, Juanita, Sonia, Donatilda Cleofe, Marina, Susana, Yovana, Basilia, Haydee, Katherine, Liseth, Karina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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