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Señoras De Taguan  (Sigsig) Group
In this Group: Nancy Marlene, Hilda María, Ruth Cecilia, Nelida Liliana*, María Rosa, Mayra Adriana, Elvia Marianita, Marianita De Jesús
* not pictured
The Communal Bank “Señoras de Taguan” (Ladies of Taguan) consists of eight women who engage in farm work, such as raising animals and growing crops. The youngest members work in the city, but their common goal is to help their families move forward and improve their economic stability. These members have also maintained the culture and traditions of their people. The women live in the canton of Sigsig, a place that is surrounded by lush vegetation. Despite the rugged terrain, the beautiful scenery makes it a pleasure to travel through this place.


One of the members of this group is Sra. Elvia. This is the first time she is participating in a loan alongside her friends and fellow group members of the “Señoras de Taguan” Communal Bank. She lives in the neighborhood of San Bartolo, which is in the canton of Sigsig.


Doña Elvia is 41 years old, married, and has five children (ages 21, 19, 15, 13, and 11). Her oldest daughter is married and lives independently. The second child, a son, helps out financially. The next two children are in high school and the youngest attends an elementary school in town. Her husband works every day as a farm laborer. They own the house in which they live.


Sra. Elvia stays at home and takes care of the household chores, but she also has a space set aside for raising chickens, guinea pigs, pigs, and cattle. She also has tracts of land for farming, so whatever she produces is set aside for household consumption. If there is a surplus, then she sells anything that is left over. In the evenings and in her spare time, Elvia makes woven straw hats. Her loan will be invested in the purchase of chickens and feed for her animals. Her goal is to have a larger chicken coop so that she can raise more animals.


The smaller photo is that of a member who was not present at the time the group photo was taken.

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El banco comunal Señoras de Taguan está formado por 8 mujeres quienes se dedican a las tareas del campo como es la crianza de animales y la agricultura, las más jóvenes trabajan en la ciudad pero su objetivo en común es sacar adelante a sus familias y mejorar su estabilidad economía, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos. Viven en el cantón Sigsig lugar que se encuentra rodeado de exuberante vegetación, por su geografía accidentada y sus hermosos paisajes es un placer viajar a este lugar..

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Elvia, está realizando su primer crédito a lado de sus amiga y compañeras del banco comunal Señoras del Taguan, vive por el sector de San Bartolo perteneciente al cantón Sigsig.

Doña Elvia tiene 41 años, es casada y fruto de su unión conyugal ha concebido 5 hijos de 21, 19, 15, 13 y 11 años de edad, su primera hija ya es casada y vive independiente, su segundo hijo trabaja y es quien le ayuda económicamente, sus dos hijos siguientes estudian en el colegio y su ultimo hijo está en una escuelita de la localidad. Su esposo labora a diario como jornalero, la casa en la que viven es propia.

La Señora Elvia pasa en casa dedicándose a los cuidados de su hogar, pero como tiene espacio se dedica a la cría de pollos, cuyes, cerdos y ganado, en sus terrenos se dedica a la agricultura y lo que cosecha es para el consumo de su hogar y si existe un sobrante lo vende. Por las noches o en sus tiempos libres se dedica a tejer sombreros de paja toquilla.

Su crédito lo va a invertir en la compra pollos y alimento para sus animales.

Su meta es tener un galpón de pollos más grande y agrandar la crianza de animales.

La foto pequeña es de una socia que no pudo estar presente 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
  • 58
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,551,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Señoras De Taguan (Sigsig) Group's $5,575 loan helped a member to buy chickens and animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 8, 2013
Listed
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 21, 2013