A loan of $875 helped to buy chickens, guinea pigs and construction materials.

María Dolores's story

María makes up part of the 10 de Agosto village bank. She lives in the parish of Santa Ana. This parish is of cold climate, it has a beautiful view of the city of Cuenca and of nature. Its people work raising animals and at agriculture. Many work in the city, carrying out various activities.

María is 43, she is married and by the fruit of her conjugal union, she has conceived 6 children. Two of her children work and help her economically and four study in a school of the sector. Her husband works in construction, the house that they live in is their own. María works raising animals, which she sells when she has an economic necessity. She also works in agriculture. These activities give her the opportunity to pass more time at home and, at the same time, be independent.

She is repeating the loan and she is going to invest it in the purchase of chickens, guinea pigs and construction materials for improving her house. She likes her village bank because it always gets her out of her routine and she has a space to be with her friends and chat about various topics of her interest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin

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