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Las Del Río  ( Cuenca) Group
In this Group: María Eulalia, Eva Cecilia, Ana Matilde, María Rosario, María Ildaura*, Miriam Isabel, María Patricia, Clara Dolores
* not pictured

Update on Las Del Río ( Cuenca) Group

The communal bank "Las del Rio" (The Women of the River) is made up of 8 women who fight each day to improve their families' financial stability. They are friendly, kind people who still maintain the culture and traditions of their villages. These women live on the outskirts of Jadan Parish in Cuenca. The parish enjoys a cold climate and green vegetation. The architecture is a mix of old-fashioned and modern.
One of the members of the communal bank is señora María Rosario. She is 42-years old, married and together with her husband had 10 children. One of her children is married and lives on his own, another works and helps the family financially, one goes to university, three are in secondary school, three are in primary school and the youngest is still at home. María Rosario's husband works as a day laborer. The house they live in is their own.
This member learned to work in the fields from her parents at a young age. It is now her way of life. Agriculture provides her income. In addition to plantings vegetables, María Rosario has a greenhouse for tomatoes. At the moment, it is working out well. She also earns a living raising animals like guinea pigs, pigs, chickens and cattle. Her work gives her the opportunity to be at home to take care of her family.
María Rosario is taking out another loan because she wants to keep investing in her business. The profit she earns is a great help in meeting her family's expenses. The money from this loan will be invested in the purchase of seeds and fertilizer for her greenhouse. María Rosario's goal is to help her children have decent careers.
The small photo above is of a member who couldn't be there when the group picture was taken.
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El grupo de crédito Las del Rio está formado por 8 mujeres que luchan a diario para mejorar la estabilidad económica de sus familias, son personas amables, gentiles que aún mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos. Viven por los alrededores de la parroquia de Jadan en Cuenca, esta parroquia goza de un clima frió y verde vegetación, su arquitectura es una mezcla de los antiguo y lo moderno.
Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. María Rosario, tiene 42 años, es casada y fruto de su unión ha concebido 10 hijos, uno de ellos es casado y vive independiente, uno de sus hijos trabaja y le ayuda económicamente, uno estudia en la universidad, tres están en el colegio, tres en la escuela y su último hijo aun pasa en casa. Su esposo labora como jornalero, la casa en la que viven es propia.
Nuestra socia desde muy joven se dedica a las tareas del campo, actividad que aprendió de sus padres y ahora es su método de vida, siendo la agricultura su fuente de ingresos ya que a más de sembrar hortalizas tiene un invernadero de tomates y le va bien por el momento, también se dedica a la crianza de animales como cuyes, cerdos, pollos y ganado, estas actividades le dan la oportunidad de pasar en casa al cuidado de su familia.
Ella está repitiendo el crédito porque quiere seguir invirtiendo en su negocio ya que la ganancia que le queda es de mucha ayuda para solventar los gastos de su familia. El dinero de este crédito va a invertir en la compra de semillas y abono para su invernadero. Su meta es que sus hijos sean buenos profesionales.
La foto pequeña es de una socia que no pudo estar presente cuando se tomo la foto del grupo.

Previous Loan Details

The “Las del Río” (The Ones from the River) group consists of 8 women who live around Jadan Parish in Cuenca, a place surrounded by beautiful scenery with an architecture that blends the ancient with the modern; its residents are very gracious and still retain the culture and traditions of their ... More from Las Del Río ( Cuenca) Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This is a Group Loan

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,071,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Del Río ( Cuenca) Group's $3,125 loan helped a member to purchase seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Las Del Río ( Cuenca) Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2013. Learn More