A loan of $1,100 helped to buy chicken, feed and medicines for them.

Neyda Narcisa's story

In the parish of Crucita in the canton of Portoviejo, one can find a place known as Arenales. It is here that every 15 days the members of the communal bank Fe y Esperanza meet. This place is known for its beautiful beaches, as well as it's food and the warmth of its people.

Neyda lives in this place. She is 50 years old and is in a civil union from which she has four adult children. Three of them still live in her house and the youngest is studying at university. Her partner makes a living fishing.

To earn some of her own money she works raising chickens and hens. At times she has as many as 100 chickens which she raises for three months, the time it takes for them to be ready to be sold. After this amount of time, when they are ready, she plucks them and sells them by the pound to those she knows who come to her house to buy her products. She also works cleaning pinchaguas (sardines). She has spent more than 15 years at this work and it has gone well for her.

She will use this new loan to purchase a larger quantity of chickens, feed, and medicines for her little animals. She has been with the communal bank for eight years and she likes it because of the help the loans afford her. Her dream is to get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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