A loan of $600 helped to buy more hens.

Carmen Francisca's story

Carmen Francisca is 34 years old, single, and has no children. She lives with her mother in Chillanes, Bolivar province.

Her communal bank, “La Florida,” is composed of 12 members, male and female, and is located in Chillanes canton, some 5 minutes from our office.

As a farmer, Carmen grows corn and beans, in addition to selling cheese, eggs, and hens. She buys and sells in Chillanes each weekend.
Carmen is requesting a loan to buy more hens. With the help of this loan, her quality of life should improve.

Carmen's dream is to have a vehicle in which to transport her products. Competition is among the challenges that daily present themselves.

In her free time, she likes to rest or enjoy the carnival. Carmen is considered a happy hard-working person with much solidarity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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