A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy a cow for breeding and a calf.

La Vaquita De Cayambe Group's story

This communal bank is comprised of three people. They want to have the opportunity to grow financially in farming, which is what they like the most. They have a great desire to get ahead, to improve their incomes, and to meet their families’ needs.

Hilda is the president of this group. She is a humble person from the barren Ecuadorian highlands. She has values like honor, responsibility, work, and unconditional love for her family. It is for these reasons that she is seen as a person worthy of representing her communal bank. She has also, therefore, won over the love of her community.

The loan requested from Fodemi is to buy a cow for breeding and a calf. This purchase will be the start to having a lot of head of cattle. Hilda’s dream is to have a farm close to her house where she is able to have a lot of animals. She wants to be able to milk the cows and sell the milk in the city. She also wants to have her family together with her and to help give her children a good education, which their parents did not have when they were children.

In this group: Hilda, Andres, Dolores

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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