A loan of $350 helped to construct a chicken barn.

María Rosa Piedad's story

Maria has been part of the 'Mas Que Vencedoras' [More Than Victorious] communal bank for three years, they live in the city of Azogues, a city which enjoys a structure inclined by its geography, its people who are kind, gentle and fighters. Its most enigmatic feature is the church, which is located at the highest point of the city.

Maria is 47 years old, married and this union has produced three adult children, one of them is married and lives independently, her two children work and help her economically, her husband is a chauffeur and renders his services privately, the house they live in is their own.

Maria spends her time looking after the home, but to support the family economically she raises chickens, which she sells on foot. Her new loan is to build a new chicken barn and expand the business. Her goal is to travel to the US.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joelle Kuiper

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