A loan of $900 helped to buy chickens and pigs.

Rosa Clotilde's story

Rosa is a member of the "Siempre Amigas" communal bank. She lives in the El Valle parish in Cuenca. This parish is known for its beautiful natural surroundings. Its inhabitants devote themselves to raising animals, farming, and commerce. Many of them work at various business activities in Cuenca. They maintain the culture and traditions of their ancestors.

Rosa is 41, married, and has three children. Two are married and independent, and her unmarried daughter works and helps her financially. Her husband is a master carpenter, and he works in a workshop. They own the house where they live.

Rosa tells us that she is in very good health, the same as all the rest of her family members. She works as a domestic employee, and she raises chickens at her house. The business is going well for her. She works at these business activities in order to contribute to the household finances and to get her family ahead.

She used the previous loan to buy pigs and feed for them. As raising these animals is going well for her, she is requesting a new loan. She will use it to buy chickens and pigs in order for her business to grow. She did not have any difficulty paying the previous loan on time. She likes the communal bank because of the easy terms of the loans and for the personalized attention the loan facilitators provide.

Her goal is to fix her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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