A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy hens, chickens and concentrate.


Banco Mujer Mujeres En Acción Group's story

Teresa is one of the members of the 'Mujeres en Acción' Women's Bank. She is 33 years old and lives with her two children, who are studying at elementary school and high school, and her partner (the children's father). Teresa didn't have the opportunity to continue her education. She only finished elementary school owing to the difficult economic circumstances in which her family lived. She had to work from a very young age in order to contribute towards the household alongside her parents.

Teresa is a very hard-working woman who has a great desire to do well in life. She carries out a number of business activities such as poultry farming and selling eggs. She also sells groceries, food and other household products. This loan is very helpful because it will allow her to invest in buying raw materials such as hens, chickens and feed. Her aims are clear and her dreams are what give her the strength to keep making progress. Her goals are to expand her hen house and to increase her egg production. She would also like to have a small grocery store in her home so that she can contribute towards her household income, provide her children with an education and generally improve her family's quality of life.

Together with Teresa are Gerardina, Irene and Nidia who will also invest in poultry farming.

In this group: Gerardina, Irene, Teresa, Lidia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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