A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies and animal feed.

Marcia Rosaana's story

Marcia Rosaana, 30, is divorced and lives with her children in Canton Guaranda, province of Bolivar. She has 3 children.

The communal bank GRUPO DE MUJERES CARBON CHINIPAMBA (CHINIPAMBA COAL WOMEN'S GROUP) is based in the Chinipamba coal community, Canton Guaranda, about 20 minutes from the cooperative office. Most of the partners work in agriculture, livestock and trade, producing rice, barley, beans, quinoa, potatoes and raising dairy cows and poultry.

Marcia works in agriculture. She grows potatoes and barley and she also keeps pigs, sheep and chickens. She also looks after the housework. She does her shopping in the market of Guaranda and sells in the wholesale market of the same city.

She is requesting this loan to buy supplies and animal feed. The loan will help her meet her financial needs. She has to face challenges such as pests and diseases, as well as changes in the weather. Her dream is to buy a vehicle and more farming lands.

She enjoys knitting, looking after her children, going for walks with her family, New Year's Eve celebrations and the Maria Auxiliadora festivities on 15 August.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort

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