A loan of $875 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Rosa Blanca's story

Rosa is a member of the Zhullin communal bank. She is in her second cycle with this group. She lives nearby the city of Azogues. This city is known as San Francisco de Peleusí de Azogues and it is considered to be a city of architectural and cultural heritage of Ecuador. Its people work in commerce, raising animals and in farming. They are described as being friendly and kind and they keep their culture and traditions.

Rosa is 34 years old. She is married and from he marriage has 3 children, aged 13, 10 and 8. Her oldest son is in high school and the younger children are in primary school in the city. Her husband works as a day laborer in agriculture, and they own the house they live in.

Rosa raises and sells guinea pigs and pigs. She also has a tomato greenhouse. These activities give her the space to be able to care for her family. She is going to invest the loan in her greenhouse. She will buy seeds and fertilizer. Her goals is to grow the business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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