A loan of $600 helped to buy pigs, chickens, and feed such as "polvillo" [powdered rice feed], and balanced feed.

Mariana Isolina's story

Mariana Isolina, 61, is a single mother and has seven children. She lives with her children in Ventanas, province of Los Ríos. She is a member of 25 de Febrero Communal Bank, located in the Guabito precinct of the parish of Zapotal, in Ventanas Canton, where they work in agriculture.

Mariana Isolina works raising animals such as pigs and chickens. She also does the household chores.

She is requesting the loan to buy pigs, chickens, and feed such as "polvillo" [powdered feed made from rice], balanced feed, vaccinations, and vitamins. With the help of the loan she will be able to buy more animals to sell and have better income.

She buys and sells in Ventanas. The challenges she faces are the illnesses that the chickens get and competition. In her free time she likes to take care of the animals and feed them so they do not get sick.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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