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

Nancy Piedad's story

Nancy is a founding member of the El Cisne loan group. She lives in the El Valle parish, which is located to the southwest of the city of Cuenca and is famous for its production of corn, potatoes, etc. Its tourist attractions are the lake of Cochapamba, which is full of totora (the plant), and the Tasqui hill, which allows for a beautiful view from the parish and city of Cuenca. Its people are very warm and friendly.

Nancy is 39 years old, is married and has conceived four children as the fruit of her marital union, ages 21, 20, 10 and 8. Her oldest daughter is married and lives independently and her second daughter is at home helping with the chores. Her last two children are studying in a local school and her husband makes a living in carpentry. They own the house they live in.

Nancy sells a great variety of animals like chickens, guinea pigs and pigs. She only works on market days. She also makes a living in agriculture, which is for her household's consumption and also for sale. The money is for the purchase of chickens and guinea pigs. Her goal is to continue growing her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry

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