A loan of $500 helped to buy chickens, pigs and animal food.

Rosa Amalia's story

Rosa belongs to "Unión Progresista" communal bank.
She lives in a community belonging to the parish of Santa Ana; The community's weather is cold, It is located 18km from the city of Cuenca. From the centre of this parish one can see a big part of the city of Cuenca. Their main economic activities are agriculture, animal breeding and commerce, many people work in the city in different economic activities.

Rosa is 54, she is married and in her married life she has conceived 6 children, five of them are married and are living independently, her single child has a physical disability which is why he lives at home, she also takes care of a grandson since he was very young, he now goes to a school in the community Her husband works in agriculture. They live in their own house.

Rosa spends most of her time taking care of her home, there she breeds chickens and guinea pigs, she also works in agriculture and what she reaps is for her homestead's consumption if there is any left she sells it.

She's been a member of the communal bank for 12 years and is going to invest her new loan in the purchase of chickens, pigs and food for her animals.

Her goal is to keep growing in animal breeding.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lucia Long

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