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Turi Centro (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: María Eufemia , Ruth Isabel, Carmita Lucía, María Zoila , Gladis Esperanza*, Blanca Esperanza, Elisabeth Patricia, María Lastenia, Carmelina , Diana Esthela, María Luisa
* not pictured
The communal bank "Turi Centro" is formed by a group of 11 tenacious women who work very hard to provide for their families. They live in different parts of the city of Cuenca. This is a beautiful city that is known for its churches, its historic center, the four rivers that surround the city, its varied cuisine, and especially for its people.

María Lastenia I. lives in the Turi neighborhood. She is 49 years old, married, and has 6 children aged 32, 30, 25, 22 and 19 years of age. Four of her children are married and live independently. Her 25 year-old daughter works and helps her economically and her 19 year-old son studies in school. Her husband paints houses. They live in their own home, which the couple managed to build with a lot of sacrifice.

Maria is in charge of the household chores and also raises domestic animals such as chickens and guinea pigs. She has taken loans from the communal bank for 3 years. With the new loan from the FUNDACION ESPOIR, she will invest in the purchase of chickens. Her dream is to have a sewing machine.

Blanca Esperanza A. lives in the Don Bosco neighborhood. She carries out the household chores, but also would like to start a business selling Yanbal brand cosmetics. This is the first loan she is taking from the communal bank; it was her sister who motivated her to become part of this group of women who are determined to succeed. She will use the loan from the FUNDACION ESPOIR to buy Yanbal products. Blanca is 40 years old, and lives with a partner. She has 2 children aged 22 and 20 years; her children are economically independent and live outside the country. Her husband is a farmer. The house that they live in is not their property; they are renting. Her dream is to travel to New York.
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El banco comunal Turi Centro esta formado por un grupo de 11 mujeres luchadoras que trabajan muy duro para sacar adelante a sus familias. Viven por diferentes partes de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta es una ciudad hermosa por sus iglesias, su centro histórico, los cuatro ríos que bañan la ciudad, su variada gastronomía y especialmente por su gente.

La Señora María Lastenia I. vive en por el sector de Turi, tiene 49 años , es casada, y tiene 6 hijos de 32,30, 28, 25, 22, 19 años de edad, cuatro de sus hijos son casados y viven de manera independiente, su hija de 25 años de edad trabaja y le ayuda económicamente, su hijo de 19 años estudia en el colegio, su esposo se dedica a pintar casas, la casa en la que habitan es de su propiedad, la lograron construir con el sacrificio conyugal.
María se dedica a los quehaceres del hogar y a la cría de animales domésticos como: pollos y cuyes. Lleva trabajando con los créditos de la banca comunal 3 años, el nuevo crédito que LA FUNDACION ESPOIR le hace entrega lo va a invertir en la compra de pollos. Su sueño es tener una máquina de coser.

La Señora Blanca Esperanza A. vive en el sector de Don Bosco, se dedica a los quehaceres domésticos, pero le gustaría emprender el negocio de venta de cosméticos YANBAL. Es su primer crédito que realiza en la banca comunal y fue su hermana la que la incentivó para formar parte de este grupo de mujeres luchadoras, el crédito que la FUNDACION ESPOIR le hace entrega lo va a invertir en la compra de productos YANBAL,
Doña Blanca tiene 40 años, vive en unión libre y tiene 2 hijos de 22 y 20 años de edad, sus hijos son económicamente independientes y viven en el extranjero, su esposo se dedica a la agricultura, la casa en la que habita no es de su propiedad por lo que vive arrendando. Su sueño es viajar a New York.


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
  • 17
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,607,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Turi Centro (Cuenca) Group's $2,925 loan helped a member to buy chickens and Yanbal brand cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 12, 2010
Listed
Aug 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2011