A loan of $1,625 helped to buy guinea pigs.

Rosa Margarita's story

Rosa is now the president of the Mujeres Solidarias communal bank. She really likes being in the communal bank because of the group's camaraderie and solidarity. She lives in the Paute canton, an area with a wonderfully mild climate. In the canton there are various places to enjoy nature. Its people are very hard-working, and they engage in growing flowers, agriculture, raising animals, and commerce.

Rosa is a woman who spends the most amount of time possible at her home. She is 28 years old and married. They have two children, ages eight and six, and the children go to a school in the area. Her husband works as a day worker, and they live in their own house.

She spends most of her time taking care of her home. As they live in the country, she raises chickens, guinea pigs, and livestock. She also farms. These jobs give her the opportunity to contribute to the household finances because they are profitable.

She used her previous loan to buy chickens, and she got good income from them. She will use her new loan to buy guinea pigs in order to raise more of these animals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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