A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase chickens and chicken feed and medicine.

Neffer Violeta's story

Every two weeks, in the city of Santa Ana, there is a meeting of the communal bank "Nueva Luz" (New Light) members. The city is known for its beautiful landscape and lovely fresh water spas, which are visited by many tourists.

This is where we meet Señora Neffer, who is 56 years old, married and together with her husband has four grown, independent children. Her husband works as a driver.

Señora Neffer is a grand homemaker who also makes her living raising chickens. She has a small farm where she can raise up to 200 chickens per season, which can be two or three months. She also tells us that she raises Creole chickens, which, because of their flavor, sell at a better price than the Farm chickens; they are delicious. She sells her poultry to traders who come to her house. She sells the whole chicken or by the pound to people from the neighborhood, and she delivers chicken to stores in Santa Ana.

This loan is for the purchase of more chickens, chicken feed and medicines to help the chickens reach a better size. This is her third cylce with the communal bank, which she likes because the members as well as the institution fulfill their obligations.

Her dreams are to have a bigger farm and a grocery store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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