A loan of $700 helped to buy animal feed.

Hilda Yolanda's story

Hilda is an active member of the La Esquina Communal Bank. She lives in the Miraflores neighborhood of the city of Cuenca. This city has warm, friendly, kind people who keep up the culture and traditions of their villages. Its architecture encapsulates its colonial history and it has several places worth visiting in and out of the city.

She is very young, as she is only 24 years old. She lives with her partner and she has three children who are seven, three, and one year old. Her husband works as a private employee. They do not have their own home, rather they live with her in-laws, with whom they share the household expenses.

Hilda takes care of her children full-time, as they are very young and need her care. At home she raises and sells chickens, guinea pigs, deer, and sheep, which she sells when they are fat. She also farms and the harvests she reaps are used only for home consumption.

This is the fourth loan she is taking out with her communal bank and she will use it to buy feed for her animals.

Her dream is to have her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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