A loan of $1,500 helped to buy chickens as well as feed and medicines for the same.


Lucrecia's story

The members of Communal Bank Patito Donald ("Little Donald Duck") meet every fifteen days in the county of Rocafuerte. The area is known for the delicious candies made by the much-renowned locals, and for the warmth of its friendly, hardworking people.

Lucrecia lives here. She is sixty years old and married and has six children from this relationship. All are grown, and only one of them still lives with her. Her husband makes his living in agriculture.

Our friend, with the help of her husband and a loan from three years ago, constructed a small shed for raising chickens. She started with little and today puts up as many as two hundred chickens each season. She tells us that she buys them when they are small and keeps them for two to three months, time enough for them to have good growth so that she can sell them later at fairs or on foot to people in the area or to merchants who come to the house.

This loan is to buy chickens and feed and medicines so that they can have a good development. She has been with the communal bank since its beginning and she likes it for the sense of cooperation that exists among the group.

Her dream is to have good health for herself and her own.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Kremer


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