A loan of $1,100 helped to buy chickens and build a shed.

María Noemi's story

Señora María has been a member of the group of Fe y Alegría for 2 years. She likes the loans because they are fast.

She has lived in Cuenca, a city bathed by four rivers and a Cultural Heritage site, since December, 1999. The people are kind, gentle, and friendly, and they have retained their culture and traditions. Señora María is 38 years old, married and has 5 children ages 10, 11, 13, and has two twins who are 18. Her eldest child spends time at home helping with chores, two are in college, and two study in a local school. Her husband works as a private employee. They do not have their own home so they live in a rented house.

Doña María spends time at home caring for her children, but to contribute to the household expenses, she raises chickens and sells them live or plucked. Her loan will be used to buy more chickens and to build another shed for raising these small animals. Her dream is to own her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christian Reyes

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