A loan of $525 helped to purchase another cow.


Rosa Carmen's story

Rosa was born in 1989 and currently lives with her two children in the city of Latacunga, in Cotopaxi Province. Latacunga is located in the center of Ecuador on the flanks of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world, which has already destroyed the city three times since it was founded. In the city, one can observe colonial-era architecture; its inhabitants are known for celebrating several festivals based on the beliefs of various cultures, such as the "Mama Negra" [Black Mother], which is a celebration originating in African, indigenous, and Spanish traditions.

Rosa has worked six hours a day in her milk-selling business for twelve years. Despite the effort she puts into being both father and mother to her two children, it is hard for her to make enough money. She has faith that her business will be able to grow and provide a better quality of life for her two children.

She is requesting a loan from Kiva to buy another cow for her business so she can be more efficient and increase her income. In that way, she will be able to create a better future for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey



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