A loan of $900 helped to buy pigs and chickens.

María Emilia's story

María Q. is a member of "El Cisne" (The Swan) community bank. She lives in San Miguel community which is located in El Valle parish. This parish has a cold climate. Its people work in commerce, raise animals and farm. They are very hard-working people and are always striving to get their families ahead in life.

María is 66 years old, married, and has 5 grown-up children who are all married and live independently. Her husband is a construction worker. Through their joint work they have managed to build their own home.

María's business is raising pigs, hens and guinea pigs which she sells when she has a financial need to.

María has been a member of her community bank for 6 years and the loans she has received have helped her to buy more animals. She will invest her new loan in buying pigs and chickens.

María's goal is to continue growing in her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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