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Nuevas Amigas  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: María Natalia, Rebeca Josefina, Diana Mayra*, Verónica Adriana, María Leonor, Miriam Robertina, Rosa Verónica, Melba Azucena
* not pictured
The "Nuevas Amigas" communal bank is made up of eight women who live in different places in the city of Cuenca, which is the capital of the province of Azuay, and is located in the southern part of Ecuador's Andean cordillera. Its historical center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in the year 1999.

All the members are women who work in different businesses that give them the opportunity to contribute to their household finances and give their families a better future. In spite of their daily difficulties they are people who keep a good sense of humor and still maintain their culture and traditions.

One of the members of this group is Melva. She is 39 years old, married and has three children ages 19, 17 and 15. Her two eldest children go to school, and her eldest daughter is already married and lives independently. Her husband is a merchant and sells various products. The house where they live is the reward for all the work they have done as a couple.

Melva is an enterprising woman who has sold food for four years, work that she does twice a week, without fixed hours. She also raises chickens and guinea pigs, and on the days she spends at home, grows vegetables which are only for her household's consumption.

She is going to use her new loan to buy crockery, chickens and guinea pigs, so that she can continue with these activities.

Her dream is to not have debts.
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El banco comunal Nuevas Amigas está conformado por 8 mujeres que viven por diferentes lugares de la ciudad de Cuenca que es la capital de la provincia del Azuay. Está situado en la parte meridional de la Cordillera andina ecuatoriana. Su Centro Histórico fue declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco en el año 1999.
Todas sus socias son mujeres que se dedican a diferentes trabajos que les dan la oportunidad de aportar a la economía de sus hogares y darles un mejor futuro a sus familias. A pesar de sus dificultades diarias son personas que mantienen su buen sentido del humor, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora Melva, tiene 39 años de edad, es una mujer casada que en su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 19, 17 y 15 años de edad, sus dos primeros hijos están estudiando en el colegio, su primera hija ya es casada y vive independiente. Su esposo es comerciante de varios productos, la casa en la que vive es la recompensa de todo el trabajo conyugal.

Doña es una mujer emprendedora que desde hace 4 años se dedica a vender comida actividad que la desempeña dos veces a la semana sin un horario fijo, también cría y vende pollos y cuyes, y los días que pasa en casa cultiva hortalizas que solo para el consumo de su hogar.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de una vajilla, pollos y cuyes para continuar con estas actividades.

Su sueño es no tener deudas.

Las dos fotos pequeñas son de dos socias que no pudieron estar presentes cuando se 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
  • 55
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,490,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Nuevas Amigas (Cuenca) Group's $2,225 loan helped a member comprar una vajilla, pollos y cuyes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 21, 2012
Listed
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 17, 2013