A loan of $1,500 helped to buy chickens.

Cristina Magaly's story

In Santa Martha of Parish Riochico in Portoviejo, every 15 days members of Communal Bank "Querer es Poder" of Riochico meet. This place is known fors it vegetation where the majority of the inhabitants work in agriculture.

Here lives Mrs. Cristina, who is 38 years old, lives in a common-law-marriage, and has a 16, 12, and 6 year old. The oldest is in college and the younger two still in school. Her husband is a salesman.

Our friend is a great housewife who also dedicates her time buying and selling chickens. Three days a week she puts a small stand in her home where she sells whole chickens or by the pound ready for consumption. She tells us that she has lots of clients that come and buy from her because she cleans them thoroughly. She has been working in this business for more than 8 years and it has been going very well.

She is requesting another loan. Her previous loans improved her business and with her extra income was able to pay for school supplies, uniforms, various other things, and her children's education. The loans have made life easier for her. She will use this loan to buy more chickens to sell daily. This will be her fourth loan cycle and she likes the ease of obtaining loans.

Her dream is to have a great store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza

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