A loan of $1,425 helped purchase chickens, pigs and cows.

Maritza Manuela's story

The "San Pedro de Pueblo" lending group meets every two weeks in Pueblo Nuevo in the Santa Ana canton. The people of this town are honest and dedicated to field work and raising livestock. The rural landscapes are beautiful and the people are kind. Maritza lives here. She is 31 years old and lives in a common-law marriage. From this relationship, she has a six year old son who attends school. Her husband is a businessman.

Maritza is a very good wife who is seeking this loan to help her husband with his business. He works buying and selling pigs, cows, chickens and other animals. Two days a week, he walks through the fields to purchase these animals which he later resells in Santa Ana or Portoviejo, places where he already has customers who buy from him week after week. This allows him to get his family ahead in an honest and honorable way.

This loan will be used to purchase chickens, pigs and cows to sell. Maritza has been in the lending group since its inception, and she likes it because it allows her to help her husband. Her dream is to purchase a truck to transport the animals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry

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