A loan of $550 helped to buy a dairy cow.


Rosa Filomena's story

Señora Rosa is a member of the Mira Communal Bank. She lives in the Zhidmad parish in Cuenca. This area is known for its natural beauty. The residents raise animals and work in agriculture. Much of the population, especially the youth, work in the city in various jobs.
Rosa is 31, in a common-law marriage, and has three children ages 7, 9 and 11. Her oldest child is in high school, and the two youngest attend a little elementary school in the city. Rosa's husband is a labourer, and they own their own home.
Rosa has worked as a domestic employee for two years. She works Monday to Friday. She also raises livestock, guinea pigs, hens and hogs at home, and grows crops for her family's personal consumption.
This is her first loan in the communal bank, and she was invited by her sister-in-law. She will invest this loan in the purchase of a dairy cow.
Her goal is to have more animals and improve her fields.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


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