A loan of $5,575 helped a member to buy chickens, feed, feed concentrate, and vitamins as wells as pigs and calves.

Banco Mujer Las Hormiguitas Group's story

Maria is the president of Banco Mujer Las Hormiguitas (Women’s Bank of Tiny Ants). She’s 44 years old, married, and has two sons. One son is in high school, and the other is grown. She works in the agricultural sector. She has her own land where she raises and cares for chickens, pigs, and calves. She also grows some vegetables. This is her 4th loan. These loans have allowed her to start and consolidate her small business, help out with family expenses, and pay for her son’s studies. Her dream is to continue working, increase production, and have a better quality of life. Along with Maria there are 6 more group members who will invest in their agricultural businesses.

In this group: María, Rocio , Yudi , Yamileth, Blanca , Keylin, Maria Neri

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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