A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase pigs and animal feed.

María Dolores's story

María has been part of the Union Progresista community bank for 13 years. She lives in the parish of Santa Ana in Cuenca, a place with a cold climate that is surrounded by vegetation and green fields. The people work in farming and raising livestock while maintaining the culture and traditions of their people.

María is 58 years old, married, and has 11 children, five of whom are married and live independently and six are single, work, and help her financially. She also cares for two of her grandchildren who she is raising. Her husband works as a security guard and they own the house they live in.

María cares for her home, but she supports the finances of her household with farming. The crops she plants are for consumption by her household, and if there is extra, it is sold. She also raises animals such as guinea pigs, chickens, and cattle.

Her new loan is to purchase pigs and animal feed. Her goal is to have a chicken farm.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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