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Mujeres Luchadoras  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Carmen Ramona*, Delfa Corina, Claudia Soledad, Narcisa Elena, María Doraliza, María Alba Narcisa, Laura Clemencia, María Alexandra, Dolores Del Rocio, María Santos*, María Teresa
* not pictured
The communal bank "Mujeres Luchadoras" is comprised of 11 women entrepreneurs who are seeking better opportunities to get ahead. They live in the city of Cuenca, a beautiful place with many tourist attractions and a varied gastronomy.

One of the members, Laura, has been in the group for six years and has established a good friendship with all her neighbors and friends. She likes the fact that all the members of the group are united and much like a family.

Laura, 73, is married and has eight independent children who are all married. She rents the house she lives in and her husband is a mechanic who works only a few hours because of his age.

For 31 years Laura has been selling used American clothing. She sells on weekends at all the markets in the city.

She plans to use the new loan to buy used clothing. Her goal is to stay healthy so she can keep working.
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El Grupo de Crédito Mujeres Luchadoras está formado por un grupo de 11 mujeres emprendedoras en búsqueda de mejores oportunidades para salir adelante. Viven en la ciudad de Cuenca que es una ciudad muy hermosa que tiene muchos lugares para visitar y una variada gastronomía.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Laura, forma parte del grupo de crédito Mujeres Luchadoras desde hace 6 años, tiempo en el que ha establecido una muy buena amistad con todas sus vecinas y amigas, le gusta mucho este tipo de crédito por la unión de todas las socias ya que son una familia.

La Señora Laura tiene 73 años, es casada y en su unión matrimonial procreo 8 hijos casados que viven independientes. No tienen casa propia por lo que tienen que arrendar, su esposo es mecánico pero por su edad solo trabaja horas.

Doña Laura vende ropa desde hace 31 años, la ropa es americana de segunda mano, vende los fines de semana y en todas las ferias de la ciudad,

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra ropa de segunda mano.

Su sueño es mantener su salud para continuar con su trabajando.

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
  • 68
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $23,510,575
    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 $4,725 loan helped a member to buy used clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jul 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014