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Mujeres De Esperanza  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Maria Dolores, Leonor De Jesús, Rosa Nieves, Edelia Esperanza, María Rosario, Rosa Eulalia

Update on Mujeres De Esperanza (Cuenca) Group

The “Mujeres de Esperanza” (Women of Hope) credit group consists of six women who are friends and neighbors living in Baños Parish in Cuenca. This parish has several tourist sites, thermal water resorts and restaurants where the cuisine can be enjoyed; it also has beautiful scenic points from which to enjoy nature. Its people, like the group members, are hardworking people who work daily to improve their economic situation in order to provide a better future for their children.

One of the members of this group is Rosa Nieves who is taking out her fourth loan alongside her companions who form the Mujeres de Esperanza credit group. She’s 37-years-old, separated and mother of five children who are 19, 14, 12, 8 and 1 years of age. Her oldest son works and studies, her next two children attend a secondary school in the city and her next-to-last child attends the local little elementary school. She does not own a house; she’s a renter.

Rosa Nieves works making and selling frozen treats, an activity she’s been doing for the last five years. She makes frozen treats every day and sells them groin from market to market in the city; she also sells ‘espumillas’ [type of fruit meringue], cosmetics and also raises guinea pigs and chickens.

She used her previous loan to buy chicks and used profits earned to cover some of her household expensed. She will use her new loan to buy cosmetic, fruit, sugar, eggs and milk to make the espumillas and the frozen treats. Her goal is to have a house of her own.
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El grupo de crédito Mujeres de Esperanza esta formado por 6 mujeres, son amigas y vecinas que viven en la parroquia de Baños en Cuenca, esta parroquia cuenta con varios lugares turísticos, tiene aguas termales por lo que existen varios balnearios y restaurantes en donde se puede disfrutar de la gastronomía, y sus bellos paisajes son para disfrutar de la naturaleza. Su gente al igual que las socias son personas que trabajan día a día para mejorar su situación económica y así entregarles un mejor futuro a sus hijos.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Rosa Nieves, se encuentra realizando su cuarto crédito a lado de todas sus compañeras que conforman el grupo de crédito Mujeres de Esperanza, tiene 37 años, está separada pero en su unión conyugal ha concebido 5 hijos de 19, 14, 12, 8 y 1 año de edad, su primer hijo estudia y trabaja, sus dos hijos siguientes estudian en un colegio de la ciudad, su penúltimo hijo estudia en una escuelita de la localidad. No tiene casa propia por lo que vive arrendando.

Doña Rosa Nieves se dedica a la elaboración y venta de helados, actividad que la viene desempeñando desde hace 5 años, todos los días elabora sus helados y los vende recorriendo los mercados de la ciudad, también vende espumillas, cosméticos y se dedica a la crianza de cuyes y gallinas.

Su crédito anterior lo invirtió en la compra de pollos, la ganancia que obtuvo le sirvió para cubrir muchos gastos de su hogar. Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de cosméticos, frutas, azúcar, huevos y leche para la elaboración de sus espumillas y helados.

Su meta es tener su casa propia.

Previous Loan Details

Mujeres de Esperanza (Women of Hope) is a group composed of 8 members who live in the outskirts of Baños en Cuenca, a hamlet greatly visited for its thermal waters, its typical gastronomy and its different tourist attractions. Its inhabitants are kind and gentle, and with a great charisma just like… More from Mujeres De Esperanza (Cuenca) Group's previous loan »

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About Ecuador

  • $10,200
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $22,592,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres De Esperanza (Cuenca) Group's $3,500 loan helped a member to buy fruit, eggs, milk and cosmetics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2013
Sep 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014