A loan of $1,200 helped to buy animal feed and medicines for her piglets.


Magaly Beatriz's story

“Divino Niño de Tohalla” (Devine Child of Tohalla) is a Communal Bank that meets every fortnight in the Montecristi Canton, a place known for its rich pre-colonial culture and for its crafts that are famous both nationally and internationally; here is where the famous straw hats come from. Here is where Magaly lives. She is 39, she is married and she has five children. 4 of her children are students: three attend high school and her youngest, who is 6 years old, goes to primary school. Her husband is a driver. Magaly engages in breeding pigs and chickens in a small farm located close to her house. She buys piglets to breed until they are ready to be sold and then she sells them to traders coming to her community to buy these animals. The traders then bring them to other cities where they are slaughtered and their meat sold. She has been engaged in this activity for more than 8 years, and thanks to this job she earns an income she uses to provide for her children, especially for they school expenses. The new loan she is requesting will be used to buy animal feed and medicines for her piglets. She has been a member of this Communal Bank since the beginning, and she likes it because of the support she receives through the loans. She dreams of offering the best to her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa


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