A loan of $625 helped to buy pigs and food for the pigs.

María Tania's story

María is requesting her second loan with her friends and group mates that together form the communal bank "Damas Responsables" [Responsible Women]. She very much likes to be a part of this communal bank, since all of the members are united and supportive.

She lives in a beautiful area of the city of Cuenca. This city is third most important economic city of the country and has been a Cultural Heritage site since December 1999. Its people are kind, gentle, warm-hearted, and they still keep their culture and old traditions alive.

María is thirty-one years old, and is a single mother of two children. Her oldest, a daughter, is ten years old and is studying in the small school in the neighborhood. Her youngest, a son, is one year old. She does not have her own house, and she lives with her parents; they share the home expenses.

She has worked for ten years as a secretary, working from Monday to Friday without a fixed schedule. In her home, she also makes a living in raising pigs.

She will invest her new loan money in the purchase of pigs and the food for the pigs.

Her dream is to have her own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace

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