A loan of $2,475 helped a member to purchase 200 chickens and 100 guinea pigs.

Cristo Campesino Group's story

Felicitas is a 69-year old widow. She has 2 children who are independent and she lives in the community of Huacaytaqui. She is a member of this communal bank and she works alone raising small livestock such as guinea pigs and poultry in a home-based and traditional way from her patio, and the guinea pigs from her kitchen. She started to grow in a progressive way and she increased her flock of poultry and she purchase guinea pigs in wholesale. She now has a significant business and as she is by herself it has been a very profitable venture. But she needs more hands to help so her eldest son is helping her. He bought a truck from the proceeds of the sale of some land to transport her poultry and guinea pigs to the different fairs. She is always highly sought out and clients some looking for her to her house. She set up her poultry in a coop with cages holding 100 poultry and medium-sized cages for the guinea pigs. She is very satisfied because she now requires to invest in the purchase of 200 poultry and 100 guinea pigs. She also needs to condition the space. This business helps her to support her children in their schooling and other matters. She is thankful for the opportunity provided to her through this medium. It has caused her a great deal of happiness, financial growth, and family unity.

In this group: Julia , Felicitas, Angelica , Vicentina, Juliana , Edith Arminda , Nehuarto , Katty Angela , Johann*, Zulma*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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