A loan of $1,625 helped to buy chicken, pigs, and chancado (processed, flattened grains that comes in sheets, making them apt for animal supplies).

Myriam's story

Myriam forms part of the Communal Bank "Los Luceros" (The Bright Stars) in the Padres Las Casas county in the Temuco commune. She has dedicated herself to the sale of animals for the past six years. She says she works in the field, raising and selling animals like hens, pigs, lambs, and chicken. She works every day and makes her schedule according to her availability. She sells her animals at fairs and sometimes to neighbors she knows well.

She will soon need the animals which she buys at fairs that specialize in animal sales. She buys them in auctions at low costs, therefore it is economically convenient. She will use this loan to to buy chicken, pigs, and chancado (processed, flattened grains that comes in sheets, making them apt for animal supplies)

One of Myriam's goals is to continue in her field and take advantage of the field which she has to cultivate and care for her fruit trees. This is how she opts for a better quality of life.

Myriam lives together with her partner. Her dreams at in regard to laor are to care for the field and cultivate vegetables to produce more sales. She is so content and grateful for the opportunities which Fondo Esperanza has provided her that she has allowed them to invest in her company. Furthermore, she feels very comfortable with the company of the other entrepreneurs in the Communal Bank group. They share different activities and interests which have served them as hobbies.

In respect to the training she has received when they get together, she has learned to better administer her business. Padre Las Cases is a county in the south of Chile, near the city of Temuco, in the Araucanía region. Its name honors the Spanish priest Bartolomé de Las Casas, who defended indigenous people during the American conquest. It stands out for the large Mapuche population in the county. Its economy is based in the agricultural industry and in commercial services.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Gilbert

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