A loan of $775 helped to purchase construction materials with which to build a chicken coop.


Oscar Walter's story

The members of the communal bank named "Amor y Felicidad, meaning "Love and Happiness" meets every two weeks in sector known as El Guabito in the city of Portoviejo, the capital city of Manabi which has been known for many years at the city of the true tamarinds. Here we meet Oscar. He is 47 years old, married common-law, and he has 5 children, two of whom are grown and three are in school. His wife is a merchant. He takes on various activities to earn a living and not have his family want for anything. IN the afternoons and the evenings he drives a taxi and in the morning she raises poultry from a small coop on his property. He buys boxes of chicks and he raises them for two or three months. He later sells them to merchants who come to his house or as butchered meat to the neighbors and neighborhood stores. He says that his poultry sells quickly because he feeds them corn, producing meat that is similar to Creole poultry. He works every day two or three hours per day. He purchased another plot of land where he hopes to build another coop from where to raise more poultry. This loan will be used to purchase construction materials to build another coop, to double the number of poultry from what he has now. He has been with his communal bank since its inception and he appreciates it for the loans that help him increase production daily. His dream is to have a larger farm.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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