A loan of $400 helped to buy 200 chickens and also fabric or chicken wire to house them appropriately, and to buy feed for them.


Esperanza's story

Esperanza is 53 years old. She studied until first grade, she has a partner and two children. Her partner works in agriculture, cultivating one and a half hectares to feed the family. Two nephews also live with her.

Esperanza sells clothes in different areas of the department where she lives. She has been doing this for 12 years. Before this she worked as a photographer in the capital for 8 years with a cooperative.

To sell clothes she gets up at 4am, walks for 30 minutes, crosses a river that has no bridge and when she arrives at the main road waits for the bus.

She needs the loan to buy 200 chickens and also fabric or chicken wire to keep them housed appropriately, and to buy feed for them.

She dreams of having a chicken farm. She also would like to build a decent house for her and her family, as they live in a wattle and daub house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katharine Urwin



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