A loan of $1,100 helped to buy chickens and animal feed.


Rosa Maclovia's story

Rosa is on her fourth loan with the "Sector 3 Maria" communal bank. She lives in a community belonging to Turi Parish in Cuenca. Turi comes from the indigenous word "kuri" which means gold. It has a structure typical of the rural settlements in the region: the presence of a plaza and church, and the buildings are located around urban landmarks; they are worthy of a visit. Because of its architectural beauty, its people still keep alive the flames of the culture and traditions.

Rosa is 40 years old and married. She has four children, ages 20, 17, 16, and 14. Her two oldest children work, help her financially, and study in a school with distance learning. Her youngest two children are studying at a school in the city. Her husband works as a private employee. They share the house in which they live.

She cleans houses for a living, working every day of the week. At home, she raises and sells pigs, hens, guinea pigs, and chickens. She also cultivates the land and what she harvests is used for food at home.

She is taking another loan because she wants to buy chickens and feed for all of her animals.

She invested her previous loan in the construction of a pigpen in order to grow her business. She made all of her payments on the designated days. Her goal is to have more animals in order to sell.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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