A loan of $675 helped to buy guinea pigs and chickens.

Jenny Alexandra's story

Jenny has been a member of the 10 de Agosto Communal Bank for 2 years. She lives in the outskirts of the Santa Ana district, an area surrounded by beautiful scenery. From the center of this district, one can see a large part of the city of Cuenca. The people of Santa Ana make a living through agriculture, trade, and raising livestock. Some, especially young people, work in the city in various economic activities. The people, in particular the elderly, continue to wear traditional clothing and to conserve their culture and traditions.

Jenny is a very young woman. She is 23 years old and lives in a common-law marriage. She has a 7-year-old child, and her husband is an electrician who makes a living offering his services. Through their communal efforts, they have been able to build their own house, where they live in a family atmosphere.

Jenny has been privately employed for some time. She works from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. She also raises guinea pigs and chickens in her house. These activities allow her to contribute financially to her household. She will use this loan to buy better breeds of guinea pigs and chickens, and her goal is to finish her secondary studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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