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Mujeres Luchadoras  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Claudia Soledad, Elizabeth Tamara, María Dolores, Sara Germania, María Alba Narcisa, Mónica Mercedes, Jessica Fernanda*, Sandra Maricela, Rosa Rebeca, Carmen Ramona, Dolores Del Río, Jenny Rocio*, Narcisa Elena, Ligia Marlene
* not pictured
The communal bank Mujeres Luchadoras [Fighting Women] is made up of 14 women who live in different parts of the city of Cuenca. They are friends and acquaintances that have formed an atmosphere of friendship, solidarity, and mutual support. Each works in different businesses that allow them to generate income for their homes. They are very charismatic, kind, and still maintain the culture and traditions of their people. They live in Cuenca, a city bathed by four rivers which has given it the name Santa Ana of the four rivers [the official name of the city]. Since December 1999 Cuenca has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The climate is cold.

One member of this group is Narcisa. This is the fifth loan she has had with the communal bank. She lives in the area of Cuenca called Monay, she is 41 years old, married, and has four children aged 23, 18, 15, and 7. Her first two children are in university, her third child is in high school, and her last child is in primary school in the city. Her husband is a professional driver and works providing his professional services with his own taxi. The house they live in is their own and is the fruit of their hard work and joint effort.

Besides taking care of her home, Narcisa has been making a living selling clothes for 20 years. She only works on market days and without a fixed schedule. She is also a professional stylist who has studied and has been providing services in a salon on the weekends for the last five years.

This new loan will be used to invest in the purchase of clothing in order to have a greater variety of merchandise and that way, gain more customers.

Her goal is to have her own beauty salon.

The small photo is of a group member that could not be present at the time when the group photo was taken.
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El banco comunal Mujeres Luchadoras está formado por 14 mujeres quienes viven en diferentes lugares de la Ciudad de Cuenca, son amigas y conocidas quienes han conformado un ambiente de amistad y solidaridad ya que se apoyan mutuamente, cada una labora en distintas actividades las mismas que le permiten generar ingresos para su hogar, son muy carismáticas, gentiles y aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos. Viven en Cuenca ciudad que esta bañada por 4 ríos los que le dan el nombre de la Santa Ana de los 4 ríos, es desde Diciembre de 1999 Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, su clima es frió.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Narcisa, este es el quinto crédito que realiza en el banco comunal, vive en la ciudad de Cuenca por el sector de Monay, tiene 41 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 4 hijos de 23, 18, 15 y 7 años de edad, sus dos primeros hijos estudian en la universidad, su tercer hijo está estudiando en el colegio y su ultimo hijo estudia en una escuelita de la ciudad. Su esposo es chofer profesional y labora prestando sus servicios profesionales con un taxi que es de su propiedad, la casa en la que viven es propia siendo el fruto de su esfuerzo y trabajo conyugal.

La Señora Narcisa además de dedicarse al cuidado de su hogar también se dedica a la venta de ropa desde hace 20 años, trabaja solo en días de ferias sin un horario fijo. También es una profesional en el estilismo ya que ha estudiado, ahora presta sus servicios en un gabinete los fines de semana y esta actividad la está desempeñando hace 5 años.

Este nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de ropa para tener más variedad de mercadería y así tener más clientes.

Su meta es tener su propio gabinete de belleza.

La foto pequeña es de una socia que no pudo estar presente cuando de tomo la foto del grupo.

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

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 39
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  • $23,142,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Luchadoras (Cuenca) Group's $4,650 loan helped a member to buy clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 20, 2012
Listed
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2012