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Jardines De Paute   {Paute} Group
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The “Jardines de Paute” (Paute Gardens) communal bank is composed of 7 women who live in various parts of Paute Canton, a canton located in the northeast of Azuay Province 42 kilometers from the city of Cuenca. The residents of Paute are among the most hardworking and enterprising in Azuay province; they have known how to face challenges and adapt to change. They have tasty cuisine and one of the attractions is the typical dishes.
Flower production makes this canton a veritable garden. They are grown for export; roses of the highest quality and a great variety of flowers arrive in the United States, Europe and Japan.

One of the group members is Rocío Victoria, 33. She’s married and has two children who are 13 and 7 years old. Her first daughter is attending secondary school and her son attends the little local elementary school. Her husband works as a day laborer at a flower plantation. She does not have a house of her own; she lives in her brother’s house.

Aside from caring for her children, Rocío Victoria works at home knitting and embroidering. She learned this activity from her mother when she was still very young. Today, she works at home from Monday through Saturday with no fixed schedule; she also works in agriculture and she sells what she harvests.

This is the second loan she’s taken in the communal bank and she will use it to buy fabric, thread and seeds to continue with her work. Her goal is to have a house of her own.
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El banco comunal Jardines de Paute, está formado por 7 mujeres que viven en diferentes lugares del Cantón Paute, cantón que está ubicado en el sector nor-oriental de la provincia del Azuay a 42 Km de la ciudad de Cuenca. La población de Paute es una de las más laboriosas y emprendedoras de la provincia de Azuay, han sabido afrontar los desafíos y adaptarse a los cambios. Cuentan con una sabrosa gastronomía y uno de sus atractivos son sus platos típicos, su producción de flores hace de este cantón un verdadero jardín, se cultiva para exportación, rosas de la más alta calidad y una gran variedad de flores que llegan a Estados Unidos, Europa y Japón.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Rocio Victoria, tiene 33 años, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 2 hijos de 13 y 7 años de edad, su primera hija está estudiando en el colegio y su segundo hijo está en una escuelita de la localidad. Su esposo labora como jornalero en una plantación de flores, no tiene casa propia por lo que vive en casa de un hermano.

Doña Roció Victoria a demás de cuidar de sus hijos trabaja en casa tejiendo y realizando bordados, esta actividad la aprendió de su madre desde que tenía una muy corta edad, ahora labora en su casa de lunes a sábados sin un horario fijo, también se dedica a la agricultura y su cosecha la vende.

Este es el segundo crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de telas, hilos y semillas para continuar con su trabajo.

Su meta 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.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,308,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jardines De Paute {Paute} Group's $2,700 loan helped a member to buy fabric, thread and seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 11, 2012
Listed
Aug 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014