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Mujeres Floreciendo  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Cruz Carmelina, Silvia Del Rocio, Julia Adriana, Olfa Marlene, María Aurora, Luz María, Libia Beatriz, Rosa Leticia, Diana Lucia, Jenny Alexandra, Casimira, Carmen Adriana*, Karina Estefania
* not pictured
"Mujeres Floreciendo" [Women in Bloom] is a communal bank that is made up of 13 members. They are friends, neighbors, and acquaintances who have something in common: making a living and helping their families to improve themselves. They are hardworking, determined, and despite the adversity in their lives, they always look to the future with a smile.

They live in different areas of the city of Cuenca. This city has cold weather, and its rugged geography offers beautiful scenery. Its architecture is a mixture of colonial and modern, and its culture and traditions are admired by its visitors and a source of pride for its people.

Luz is one of the members of the group. She is 45 years old and married. She and her husband have one 23-year-old son who is at the university. Her husband works in the construction field as a bricklayer. The house they live in is the reward for their hard work as a couple.

Luz is the owner of a dump truck and she has worked in heavy transport for eight years. For this, she has a driver to whom she pays a monthly salary. At home, she works at raising guinea pigs, hens, and pigs, and she also does agricultural work; her harvests are for sale as well as household consumption.

She will now invest this loan in the purchase of livestock feed and pigs, so she can continue developing this business.

Her dream is to travel to different parts of the world that she would like to visit.
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Mujeres Floreciendo es un banco comunal que está formado por 13 socias, ellas son amigas, vecinas y conocidas que tienen algo en común que es salir adelante y ayudar a sus familias a superarse, son trabajadoras, luchadoras y a pesar de las adversidades de la vida siempre están mirando hacia delante con una sonrisa. Viven en diferentes lugares de la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad tiene clima frió, su geografía accidentada le regala hermosos paisajes, su arquitectura que es una mezcla entre lo colonial y lo moderno, su cultura y tradiciones son admiradas por sus visitantes y es un orgullo para su gente.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Luz, tiene 45 años, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido un hijo de 23 años que está en la universidad. Su esposo labora en el área de la construcción como albañil, la casa en la que viven es la recompensa a su arduo trabajo en matrimonio.

Doña Luz es dueña de una volqueta y se dedica al trasporte pesado desde hace 8 años, para esto tiene un chofer a quien le paga un sueldo mensual. En casa se dedica a la cría de cuyes, gallinas y cerdos y también se dedica a la agricultura, sus cosechas son para la venta y el consumo de su hogar.

Su crédito ahora lo va a invertir en la compra de alimento para sus animales y cerdos para seguir creciendo en esta actividad.

Su sueño es viajar a diferentes partes del mundo que le gustaría conocer.


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
  • 102
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $24,223,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres Floreciendo (Cuenca) Group's $6,700 loan helped a member to buy livestock feed and pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 14, 2012
Listed
Sep 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013