A loan of $1,100 helped to buy chickens and pigs.

Carmen's story

Carmen is part of the Arco Iris [Rainbow] credit group which she likes because of the companionship and bond that exists in it. The loans help her expand in her business little by little and help improve the economic stability of her household in order for her family to get ahead. She lives in the community Tres Marías which belongs to the Turi parish in Cuenca. This parish is known as the “Mirador,” or Vantage Point. The local people work in agriculture, livestock farming and commerce.

Carmen is 36 years old. She lives in a common-law relationship and has a 3 year old child. Her husband works as a construction worker. The house they live in belongs to relatives.

Carmen works raising animals and also in agriculture, which are the activities that give her the opportunity to provide for her family.

She used her previous loan to buy animal,s and this new loan will be to buy chickens and pigs. Her goal is to have her own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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