A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase chickens and egg cartons.

Genny Del Rocío's story

The members of the Bellavista Communal Bank meet in the neighborhood of Bellavista in Portoviejo, the capital of Manabí. Portoviejo has been known for many years as the city of “Los Reales Tamarindos”.

The staff of Fundación ESPOIR spoke with Sra. Genny. She is 43 years old, in a common-law marriage, and has three grown daughters who are university students. They all live at home. Her husband sells chickens.

Genny is an excellent homemaker and manages the family business with her husband. They buy small chickens in Portoviejo and transport them to poultry farms and chicken farmers in other cities. Every Thursday at dawn, Genny and her husband load the chickens in crates and transport them by car. The journey begins in the province of Guayas and concludes in Machala, where they conduct their sales. In addition to chickens, they also sell plastic cartons for holding eggs and deliver them to the poultry farms. Genny says that she is well-known in all of these places and has many customers. She has been in business for more than 15 years.

This new loan will be invested in more chickens and egg cartons. Genny has been with the Communal Bank from the beginning and enjoys the support she has received from Fundación ESPOIR. Her goals are to continue growing her business and to see her daughters become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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