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El Sol Naciente  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Ladia Violeta, Laura Luz, María Esperanza, Sandra María, Mayra Alexandra, Maribel Del Pilar, Elourdes Maribel, Mayra Estefania, Mónica Rosalia, Lidia Esther

Update on El Sol Naciente (Cuenca) Group

Sol Naciente (Rising Sun) is a communal bank made of 10 women who are all friends and who live in the city of Cuenca, a place which enjoys a cold climate and colonial architecture mixed with more modern. It also has plenty of green spaces for enjoying nature. Its people have an innate charisma and are gentle and friendly. The members of this group are hard-working women who are always looking for income to support their families. They all still defend their culture and the traditions that were passed down by their parents.

One of the group members is Maribel, 45, who is married and has 5 children with her husband has 5 children aged 23, 21, 18, 17 and 11. Her eldest son is married and independent, her second son works and helps her financially, her third son is disable and stays at home, her fourth child, her eldest daughter, studies at college in the city and her youngest daughter is at the junior school. Her husband works as a security guard, they have their own home and live in rented accommodation.

With her first loan, Maribel started her own business selling food and has been working in this trade for 6 months. This job has given her the opportunity to help her husband and improve their household income.

She invested her previous loan in a cart to sell her food from, which has provided good income and she has had no problems making the payments. She will invest her new loan in the purchase of kitchen utensils and supplies for making her dishes.

The small photo is of two members who could not be present when the group photograph was taken.
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Sol Naciente es un banco comunal que está formado por 10 mujeres que son amigas y viven en la ciudad de Cuenca, lugar que goza de un clima frió, una arquitectura colonial mezclada con lo moderno y tiene amplios espacios verdes para disfruta de la naturaleza. Su gente tiene un carisma innato, son amables y gentiles. Las socias de este grupo son mujeres luchadoras que siempre están en la búsqueda de ingresos para sacar adelante a sus familias, todas aun guardan su cultura y tradiciones inculcadas por sus padres.

Una de las integrantes de este grupo es la Señora. Maribel, tiene 45 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 5 hijos de 23, 21, 18, 17 y 11 años de edad, su primer hijo es casado y vive independiente, su segundo hijo trabaja y le ayuda económicamente, su tercer hijo tiene una discapacidad y pasa en casa, su cuarta hija estudia en un colegio de la ciudad y su ultima hija estudia en una escuelita de la ciudad. Su esposo presta sus servicios como guardia de seguridad, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven arrendando.

La Señora. Maribel con el primer crédito que recibió inicio su propio negocio el cual es la venta de comida y lleva 6 meses trabajando en esta actividad, este trabajo le ha dado la oportunidad de ayudar a su esposo y mejorar los ingresos de su hogar.

Su crédito anterior lo invirtió en la compra de una carreta para vender sus alimentos, la cual le ha dejado muy buenos ingresos y no ha tenido problemas en los pagos. Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de utensilios de cocina y víveres para realizar sus platos.

La foto pequeña es de dos socias que no pudieron estar presentes cuando se tomo la foto del grupo.

Previous Loan Details

El Sol Naciente (The Rising Sun) is a communal bank made up of 9 members who, with their work, help to improve the economic situation of their households and move their families ahead. They live in different places in the city of Cuenca. It has a cold climate, but the warmth of its people is very... More from El Sol Naciente (Cuenca) Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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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 El Sol Naciente (Cuenca) Group's $4,200 loan helped a member to buy kitchen utensils and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013