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Unidas Somos Mas (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Maria Alegria, Rosa Amelia, Eva Beatriz, Carmen Leonor, Rosa Victoria, Maria Apolinaria
The Somos Más Community Bank consists of six members. It is located in the San Pedro de Quinego parrish, Nonadé community, Rosas sector. In their temple they worship an effigy of Christ Crucified. It is very visited and well known as the Lord of the Miracles. In this parish, the fighters were celebrities. During Carnaval, they held the games of Pucara, which means strength. The fight was between two rivals, who were generally very strong, but short indigenous people. They had metal weapons, which they threw at their opponent. They defended themselves by wearing a leather hat with large flaps, which they lowered to protect their bodies.

The members and the current coordinator of the Espoir Foundation, who was making a supervisory visit, are in the photo.

The community’s inhabitants work in agriculture, raise animals, and weave panama hats. The people are hard working and responsible, as you will see in the examples of this group:

Carmen Leonor S. C.
Camren is from Quingeo. She is 38, divorced, and has two children ages 14 and 10. The 10 year old goes to the Rumipamba school, which is located in Quingeo. The older helps her mother with the daily work and household chores. She lives in her parents’ house together with her siblings. Even though they are grown and married, they still live with their parents. Carmen, with her lack of education, says that there is nothing else for her to do but work in the fields. She has not found other work. She does more than farming. She weaves hats, and after two or three days she finishes them. Then she sells them in her own neighborhood for $12 or $15 each, depending on the difficulty in making them. She has chickens at her house. She would like to sell them, but she has very few. She has asked for a loan for $440 to buy more chickens. That way she could work more at home and not have to leave to work in the fields. Her goals are to be able to become independent, build her own home, and be able to set up her chicken business there.

Eva Beatriz S. C.
Eva has been a member of the ESPOIR Foundation for a long time. This is her third loan. She is 27, single, and has a 7 month old daughter. She lives with her siblings. Even though they are older than she is, they continue living with their parents. Due to her lack of education, she says that there is nothing else for her to do but work in the fields. She has not found other work. She does more than farming. She weaves hats, and after two or three days, depending on how she makes them, she finishes them. Then she sells them in her own neighborhood for $12 or $15 each, depending on the difficulty in making them. She has chickens at her house. She would like to sell them, but she has very few. She has asked for a loan for $330 to buy more chickens. That way she could work more at home and not have to leave to work in the fields. Her dream is to be able to be a big chicken farmer and to buy milking cows. Milk sales are good in her sector, and her parents have good, grassy fields.
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El banco comunal Unidas Somos Más, es un banco formado por seis socias, esta ubicado en la Parroquia de San Pedro de Quingeo, comunidad Nonadé, sector las Rosas, en su templo se venera una efigie de Cristo Crucificado, muy visitada y conocida como, el Señor de los Milagros En esta parroquia, fueron célebres, durante el Carnaval, los juegos del Pucara, que significa: fortaleza. Consisten en la lucha entre dos rivales, generalmente indígenas muy fuertes y de pequeña talla, provistas de ondas y masas de hierro que lanzaban contra su contendor, el que se defendía escudándose con un sombrero de cuero, de grandes faldas, que al agacharse protegían su cuerpo.
En la foto se encuentran las socias y por esta vez el coordinador de Fundación Espoir, el mismo que hacia una visita de control.
Sus habitantes se dedican a la agricultura, crianza de animales, tejer sombreros con paja toquilla, su gente es muy trabajadora y cumplida como podemos darnos cuenta en este grupo por ejemplo las señoras:
Sra. Carmen Leonor S. C..
Carmen es oriunda de Quingeo, tiene 38 años de edad, es divorciada y tiene 2 hijos, de 14 y 10 años de edad, la de 10 estudia en la escuela Rumipamba ubicada en Quingeo, y la mayor le ayuda a su madre en las labores cotidianas y domésticas, vive en casa de sus padres conjuntamente con sus hermanos pese a que son mayores y casados siguen viviendo con sus padres, Carmen por su falta de educación dice que no le queda más que dedicarse al campo a trabajar ya que no ha conseguido en que más laborar, se dedica a más de la agricultura a tejer sombreros que luego de terminarlos en el tiempo de 2 a 3 días, los comercializa en el mismo barrio a un costo de 12 a 15 dólares cada uno, según la dificultad que lleve cada uno de ellos, tiene pollos en su casa pero son muy pocos para lo que desea comercializar, solicitó crédito de 440 dólares para comprar más pollos y así dedicarse más en su casa al trabajo y no tenga que salir a trabajar en los campos.
Sus metas es poder independizarse construyendo su propia casa y poder poner allí su negocio de pollos.
Sra. Eva Beatriz S. C.
Eva es socia mucho tiempo de la fundación ESPOIR, realiza su tercer crédito, tiene 27 años de edad, soltera, tiene una niña de 7 meses de edad, vive conjuntamente con sus hermanos pese a que son mayores a ella, siguen viviendo con sus padres, por su falta de educación dice que no le queda más que dedicarse al campo a trabajar ya que no ha conseguido en que más laborar, se dedica a más de la agricultura a tejer sombreros que luego de terminarlos en el tiempo de 2 a 3 días según como se dedica, los comercializa en el mismo barrio a un costo de 12 a 15 dólares cada uno, según la dificultad que lleve cada uno de ellos, tiene pollos en su casa pero son muy pocos para lo que desea comercializar, solicitó crédito de 330 dólares para comprar más pollos y así dedicarse más en su casa al trabajo y no tenga que salir a trabajar en los campos.
Su sueño es poder hacer un criadero grande de pollos, y comprar vacas lecheras porque dice que la venta de la leche es buena por el sector y sus padres tienen terrenos de hierba.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
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  • $23,087,325
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Unidas Somos Mas (Cuenca) Group's $1,925 loan helped a member buy chickens and cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 17, 2009
Listed
Jul 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2010