A loan of $1,500 helped to buy pigs, guinea pigs, and pigs.

Nancy Piedad's story

Nancy has belonged to the communal bank El Cisne (The Swan) for nine years. She lives in the parish of Valle en Cuenca, a place that has a rugged geography which means landscapes that stay in the memory. The people are hard-working and they work trading, raising animals and growing crops, and many are working in the city.

Nancy is 38 and married. She has 4 children, ages 18,17, 8, and 7. Her oldest daughter lives independently now that she is married. Her second daughter is at home helping with household chores. Her youngest two children are studying in the city school. Her husband is an operator at a carpenter's workshop. The house they live in is their property.

Nancy does the household chores. Since she has space, she works growing crops, her harvests going to feed the household. She has been an animal dealer for 12 years. She buys animals, raises them or fattens them for a time, and sells them.

She is going to invest her new loan in purchasing chickens, guinea pigs, and pigs to continue with the business.

Her goal is to have a greater number of animals for the business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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