A loan of $550 helped to buy seeds, chickens and animal food.

Delia Orfelina's story

Delia is requesting her second loan along with her friends. She is a member of the communal bank Victoria del Portete. What she likes about the group is the unity and solidarity among its members and that through the loans she can improve her household’s finances. She lives in the Hierba Buena area of Cuenca, a place with a cold climate and with beautiful countryside on account of the variety of its geography. Its architecture is a mix of ancient and modern. Its friendly, kind people struggle daily to improve their economic stability and thus create a better future for their children.

Delia is 20 and she lives with her husband. She has a 15-month-old son, and her husband words in agriculture as a day-labourer. They don’t have their own house, so they live with her parents and share the household expenses. Delia looks after her small son, but in order to contribute to the household expenses she works at raising pigs and chickens. She is going to invest the loan in buying seed for her husband’s crops and in chickens and food for the animals. Her goal is to have her own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sharon Rees

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