A loan of $700 helped to purchase food and fattening pigs.

María De Los Angeles's story

Maria is a young women that began the development of her pig business with her first loan that she received from the foundation for women over a year ago. She lives in a rural community in Cartago, El Guarco, where the sources of salaried work are few. Through the development of small subsistence activities, she is permitted to have earnings and to support the expenses of her family. She lives with her spouse and her two children who are very young.

To increase her earnings, she is completing a therapeutic massage class and she wants to grow her small pig farm. Because of this she seeks a new loan from the foundation. She is like all of our women--she tends to her house and she also cares for her pigs, cleaning the pig farm two times a day, in the morning and in the evening. For her, the power to count on financial support is an opportunity to grow and progress, to improve her economic condition and to give a better future to her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth

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