A loan of $1,000 helped to buy chickens and feed.

Rosa Didima's story

The Junín communal bank meets in the Junín settlement every two weeks. This place is known for its friendly and hardworking people and because the best brandy in the province and all of Ecuador is distilled here.

Rosa is 66 years old, married and has one adult son who still lives at home. Her husband is handicapped.

Several years ago, since her husband can’t work because of his handicap, she decided to start a business raising coral birds. She used her own money and money from loans to build a chicken coup where she keeps up to 300 chickens. After three months, when the chickens are of adequate weight, she delivers them to a supplier who visits her at home to buy the chickens. She has been doing this for more than 13 years and this is how she and her family get ahead.

She will use the money from this loan to buy chickens, feed, and medicine. She has been with the communal bank almost since the beginning and she likes it because one of the loans allowed her to start this business which allows her to make a living.

She hopes to be able to continue ahead and stay healthy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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