A loan of $1,525 helped to buy chickens, guinea pigs, and pigs.

Gloria Felicidad's story

Gloria is a member of the Victoria del Portete communal bank. She lives in the Quinta Chica area of Cuenca. It is a place with beautiful scenery. Its people are kind, charming, and very tenacious. They work day to day in order to improve their households’ financial stability.

Gloria, age 35, is married. They have two children, age 13 and 6. Her first daughter goes to high school, and her second daughter goes to a city primary school. Her husband works in the field of construction as a bricklayer. She does not have her own house, so she lives in a house that is lent to her by a relative.

In addition to devoting herself to her household, Gloria works very hard in the activities of the field. These are raising animals and farming. She has done this business activity ever since she was very young because she inherited it from her parents. It is now her source of income. In spite of being demanding work, she really likes to work in this business activity.

She used her previous loan to buy livestock, from which she got very good profits. She will use her new loan to buy chickens, guinea pigs, and pigs in order to fatten them and sell them.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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