A loan of $875 helped to buy pigs, chicks and animal feed.


Rosa Victoria's story

Rosa has been a member of the “El Cisne” (The Swan) communal bank for nine years and has been strengthening the friendship and solidarity among her neighbors and girlfriends since then. She lives around El Valle Parish in Cuenca, a place with a cold climate. Its architecture is a mixture of the old and the modern. For the most part, agricultural production is for home consumption and they work raising animals. El Valle has grown commercially. Its residents like the members are kind, gracious people who still retain the culture and traditions of its peoples.

Rosa’s 55-years-old, married and has conceived nine children. Six of them are married and live independently. Her three single children work and attend a local school. Her husband works in construction as a bricklayer and the house they live in is theirs.

Rosa does household chores and works her land; her crops are for home consumption and if there is any leftover she sells it. She also raises pigs, chickens and cattle to sell.

She will use her new loan to buy pigs, chicks and animal feed. Her goal is to continue raising animals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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