A loan of $1,100 helped to buy feed and medicine for her animals.

María Dolores's story

La Moroca, which is in the Colon parish in the city of Portoviejo, is known for its hard-working people and its farming and livestock. The members of the La Mocora communal bank meet every two weeks.

This is where we meet María. She is 45 years old, married, and has two children, ages 16 and 12. The children both go to school. Her husband is a professional driver. She is a very good housewife who raises chickens and pigs. To do so she has a small farm at home.

When the chickens and pigs are ready, she gives them to the merchants who come to her house to buy her little animals. She also sells in her area. To help out she also sells delicious ice cream that she prepares herself. Her neighbors really crave her ice cream. She has had this business for over six years, and it is going well for her because she earns something without leaving her house.

This loan is to buy feed and medicine for her little animals. She is the founding member of her communal bank. She likes it because the loans are a great help to her.

Her dream is to have very good health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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