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Cristo Del Consuelo (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Olga Tarcila, Blanca Norma, Elvia Marlene , María Alegría, María Blanca, Gladys Doraliza, María Cristina*, Nira Mery, Esther Amelia, Gloria Elida, María Elisa
* not pictured
The Cristo del Consuelo community bank is comprised of women living in different parts of the city of Cuenca. Cuenca is a city that is well known for preserving its culture and traditions, including the beautiful historical center which was named a World Heritage site as of the first of December 1999. Our members are working women, very focused on small businesses. They are very cheerful and charismatic, and want to improve themselves economically and so move forward with their families.

Señora Esther M. lives in the city of Cuenca. This is her first loan with this community bank, she previously belonged to another community bank. Our member is 25 years old, and is married with 4 children aged 7, 5, and 2 and her youngest child who is only one month old. Her two eldest children study at a school in the city. Her husband is works in construction where he is a master bricklayer. They don't have their own house, so they rent. Doña Esther focuses on selling meat on skewers, known as "chuzos"; she's been doing this for 3 years and was encouraged by her sister to work in this business. She works seven days a week from 8 in the morning until 10 at night. Her loan will go towards the purchase of products like skewers, meat, oils, etc. Her goal is to give her children the best education so they can go far.

Señora María Cristina lives in the parish of Narancay Alto in Cuenca city, she is 29 years old, is married and has a child of 15 months. Her husband is a carpenter by profession. They don't have their own house so they live with their in-laws, although independently. Señora María focuses on washing clothes, but only for people she knows. She also works making "chuzos" (meat on skewers), working Monday through Saturday from four in the afternoon until eight at night. She has been in this line of business for 3 years. This member of the community bank has had three loans and is very grateful to her sister-in-law, who was the one who invited her to be part of this wonderful and optimistic group of women. Her loan will go to the purchase of a new car for selling her product. Her dream is to own her own home.
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El banco comunal Cristo del Consuelo esta conformado por mujeres que viven en distintos lugares de la ciudad de Cuenca, ciudad conocida por preservar a un su cultura y tradiciones, cuenta con un hermoso centro histórico el mismo que fue nombrado como patrimonio cultural de la humanidad el primero de diciembre de 1999. Nuestras socias son mujeres trabajadoras y muy centradas en sus pequeños negocios, son muy alegres y carismáticas dispuestas a superarse económicamente y así salir adelante con sus familias.

La Señora. Esther M. vive en la ciudad de Cuenca, es su primer crédito que realiza en este banco comunal ya que antes ha pertenecido a otro banco comunal. Nuestra socia se tiene 25 años, es casada y tiene 4 hijos de 7, 5, 2 años de edad y su ultimo hijo de apenas un mes, sus dos primeros hijos estudian en una escuela de la ciudad. Su esposo se dedica a la construcción es maestro albañil, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven arrendando.
Doña Esther se dedica a la venta de carne en palito conocido como “chuzos”, esta actividad la realiza hace 3 años y fue incentivada por su hermana a laborar en esta actividad, trabaja de domingo a domingo desde las 8 de la mañana hasta las 10 de la noche. Su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de productos como palitos, carne, aceites, etc. Su meta es darles a sus hijos la mejor educación para que lleguen lejos.

La Señora. María Cristina vive en la parroquia de Narancay Alto en la ciudad de Cuenca, tiene 29 años, es casada y tiene un hijo de un año y tres meses, su esposo es de profesión carpintero, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven en casa de sus suegros pero independientes.
La Señora María se dedica a lavar ropa pero solo cuando le llaman sus conocidas, también trabaja realizando chuzos (carne en palitos), labora de lunes a sábado desde las cuatro de la tarde hasta las ocho de la noche, este negocio tiene 3 años. Es socia de la banca comunal hace tres créditos y esta muy agradecida con su cuñada ya que fue ella quien le invito a formar parte de este hermoso grupo de mujeres trabajadoras y optimistas. Su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de un nuevo coche para vender su producto. Su sueño es tener su casa propia.

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

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 93
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  • $24,171,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cristo Del Consuelo (Cuenca) Group's $2,825 loan helped a member buying meat, oil, wooden skewers and a car for sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 12, 2010
Listed
Nov 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 15, 2011