A loan of $2,650 helped a member to purchase poultry, concetrated feed, feed, and vitamins.


Banco Mujer Valientas Y Luchadoras Group's story

Ana is the president of communal bank "Mujer Valientas Y Luchadoras". She is a very hardworking woman and she is a community leader. She is 40 years old and the mother of 4 children, all of whom are attending school. She lives together with them and her husband.

She found out about the services provided by Fundacion Mujer (Kiva Field Partner) through a neighbor in her community. This is the first loan which she requests from this group. She is dedicated to agricultural activities, such as raising livestock and planting some cultivations. She wants to invest the loan in the purchase of poultry, concentrated food, feed, and vitamins for them. She has a great deal of farm experience and she has the support of her entire family.

The primary obstacle she has had to face is the lack of funds to purchase raw materials. She does not have a stable market to sell her products and the drop in prices at which she is forced to sell these products.

Ana needs to start her days very early in order to attend to the household work, such preparing food for her children who attend school. Later on she works alongside her husband all day taking care of the farm work.

Ana and her colleagues have many dreams and goals to attain. Among the most important is the dream of self-improvement, improving the financial condition of their families, and to expand their small businesses. A great dream is to create a cooperative that will accept all that they produce to sell in large quantities and at better prices. The loan will be a great help for her and 8 group-mates. They will invest in their businesses, such as poultry farming and pig farming.

In this group: Ana, Rosa, Gabriela, María, Maria, Sara, Yesenia, Ana, Marianela

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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