A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy calves and a pig, as well as feed.

Banco Mujer Mujeres De Excelencia Group's story

Mariana is one of the members of the "Mujeres de Excelencia" communal bank. She is 31 and a young daughter goes to primary school. She is a woman on her own, as less than a year ago, her companion, the father of her daughter, died in a tragic accident. Despite the fact she is going through difficult times, it doesn't prevent her from working and continuing to strive so that she and her daughter can get ahead in life. And now they are on their own, and without the income that her companion brought in.

Mariana is an example of striving and positive thinking and is devoted to the parcel of land where she carries out the raising and fattening of the milk cattle and the fattening of the pigs. In addition, she has some vegetables planted in the 4 hectares of land that she has.

She is going to use this loan to purchase calves and a pig, this being the fifth loan request that she is making. The earlier ones were a great help to her, as she managed to convert her property into a very productive farm, which is now the only source of income to cover all the expenses for her and her daughter.

Mariana wishes to continue working on her farm and making it more productive so that she can have economic stability. She also wants her daughter to continue going to school. She has many dreams, but at the moment, those are her priorities.

Along with Mariana, the group is made up of four other members, who are going to invest in agricultural activities.

In this group: Isabel, Mariana, Sonia, Maria, Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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