A loan of $550 helped to build a chicken coop.

Vilma Maribel's story

Vilma is a member of the communal bank Nuevo Bankito la Ramada. She lives in a community in Cuenca. This place has a cold climate. Her people raise animals, are farmers, and many work in the city at many activities. Her people retain the culture and traditions of their communities.
Vilma is 24 years old, is married, and in their conjugal union has conceived two children of five and two years old. Her first child is in a small school in the city. She is happy because she is eight months pregnant. Her husband works in the area of construction since he is a bricklayer. The house in which they live is their property.
Vilma cares for the children at home and she is engaged in agriculture. The harvest is for her own consumption and to sell. She raises and sells chickens, sheep, and pigs.
She is currently in her fourth loan with the communal bank and she is going to invest it in the construction of a chicken coop.
Her goal is to improve her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elsa Mann

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