A loan of $350 helped to purchase chickens.

Ruth Cecilia's story

Srta. Ruth is a member of the Communal Bank "Señoras de Taguan" (Ladies of Taguan). The members live in the community of San Bartolome in the canton of Sigsig, located Southeast of the Azuay Province. Its economy is based in agriculture, manufacturing and business, and the people still maintain the culture and traditions of their towns. The people are friendly and kind, fighting daily to improve their economy.

Srta. Ruth is 18 years old, single, is about to give birth to her first child, and lives with her mother who manages a bar. Her mother owns the house in which they live.

Ruth works at a clothing factory and she has been in this job for one year and also, at home she also raises chickens. She does these activities to improve her finances.

The money from her previous loan was invested to purchase chickens and food for her animals, her repayment period presented no issues. Her new loan will be used to purchase food for her chickens, to continue her business in raising chickens to continue in her chicken raising business.

She likes the communal bank because it is a very close group.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Holker

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