A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy more pigs for his business.

10 De Mayo Group's story

This group is in the Boboli parish in the Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province. It is a densely populated zone in Ecuador. Its climate has a temperature of between 21 and 33 degrees centigrade. The production and commercialization of fruit is very common with the people here, as is raising animals.

José is the president of the group. He raises pigs, and he later sells them to get his income. He lives with his wife and his son, who was born a couple of weeks ago.

During his free time he plays sports like “Ecuavoly” (a volleyball variation that is played with two 3-player teams with a higher net and the use of a soccer ball) and soccer.

The obstacle in his life is not having been able to finish high school.

He will use the loan to buy more pigs to raise and increase his income.

Just like José, Cesar also raises and sells pigs. However, he only does this part time. He works as a bricklayer, but he wants to expand his business to be able to stop being a bricklayer and to devote himself to only raising pigs. He is single and lives with his mother. He tells us that his wish is to be able to spend more time with her and to give her a better quality of life.

Blanca is a single, 50 year old woman. She sells clothes. She wants to be able to buy more clothes in order to have income to fix her house. She wants to be able to establish a small store in her house in order to sell her products.

In this group: José Patricio, Blanca Ruby, Cesar Orlando

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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