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

María Lucrecia's story

María has been a member of Génesis Communal Bank for two years. She has established warm friendships with all the members, who help each other mutually. In their meetings they're able to get out of their daily routines and talk about a variety of topics of mutual interest.

She lives in the city of Cuenca, which is very popular because of its historic core, named a World Heritage Site in December 1999. Four rivers run through the city, where the culture, traditions, and cuisine of Cuenca attract natives and strangers.

María, 29, is single and lives with her mother. Her mother owns the house, and María shares the household expenses.

María's a freelance accountant. She also raises chickens at home. The business is going well for her and she hopes to grow even more.

Her loan is to buy chickens. Her goal is to specialize in her profession.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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