A loan of $1,250 helped to buy chickens..


Rosa Celia's story

Rosa is an active member of the communal bank Unión Progresista. She is a hard working woman that sees in her daily work the best way of improving her economic stability and moving her entire family. She lives in the parish of Santa Ana in Cuenca, a place that has beautiful landscapes thanks to its location. The people make a living in trade, livestock, agriculture and many work in the city.

Rosa is 29 years old, is married and has three children within the marriage who are 12, 10, and 8 years old. Her first son is studying in secondary school and the two youngest are in the local elementary school. Her husband works as a mason in construction. The house in which they live is their own.

Rosa has several jobs. She is a domestic employee in a house in the city, in her home she raises pigs, chickens and livestock and also works in agriculture. These activities allow her to cover the household expenses and move her family forward.

Her previous loan was invested in buying fertilizer and to improve her crops and livestock. Her new credit will now be invested in buying chickens to continue this business. She made payments to her previous loan according to the dates established without any trouble. She likes the communal bank because of the unity and companionship of the members.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti


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